Please allow us to record the tuning of our pianos. Mine is so poorly tuned that I have to play a half step up to hit the right notes. I'd love to see a feature where users can calibrate their piano with the iOS app.
Thank you for your suggestion!
Changes have been recently made and Yousician will now accept notes that are slightly lower (up to a half step) than the intended note. This means that, without needing to calibrate, you should be able to use a piano that is tuned up to a half-step down.
Do note that the backing track will not change, which means that the notes played on the piano may sound slightly out of tune when compared to the backing track.
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Same issue here. Please implement note recognition that allows for older or slightly out of tune pianos to work with the app.
Thank you for the reply. However, this does not still solve the issue. I have about a semitone lower and it still can not pick up my notes. Is there an adjustment to allow the iOS app to calibrate to my piano? This would be an amazing feature, otherwise, I will have to cancel my subscription and revert back to sheet music learning... anything?
Hi, I’m having the same issue. Have to hit d for app to pick up middle c. Is there anything I can do to? Feature mentioned above doesn’t seem to be working? Otherwise can’t use the app. Thanks.
[Deleted User] commented
Ditto, again. Makes the app unusable for those of us with real (old) pianos, and should be a relatively easy fix. Even if it’s too hard to do a personalised calibration, I would have expected a transpose option so we can just drop it 1/2-1 tone to match our pianos.
Please please please add this as I just got my very old piano tuned and I have the same issue. I was so looking forward to learn with your app!
Please add this. My piano is from 1883 and I'm lucky it's only tuned a half step down.
Most old pianos shouldn’t or even can’t be tuned to standard. Please implement the solution suggested many times in this threads
Same problem here. Had Yousician recommended to me but it doesn't cope with a piano that isn't tuned to concert pitch. The more normal semitone below tuning isn't catered for. Surely not a great problem to sort out?
Same deal, just got my piano tuned and youcision needs me to hit a half step up to get middle c.. which totally defeats the purpose
+100 for this request.
The app is completely unusable for a large percentage of people with real pianos. It's very common to have a piano in tune to itself but not tuned to 261.6 Hz middle C.
Another voice adding to this request. I just downloaded Yousician and it looks a great product but my piano is about 100 years old and is a half step flat. I'm having to play a C# for Yousician to recognise the middle C.
This should be a feature and as it's just maths it shouldn't be too difficult to implement.
Yeah, please do. We should be rewarded for having the real instrument :D
Jason Roe commented
Yes, some of my student's pianos are out of tune. This would help tons.
Wrote this on there facebook page, they sent me here seems i'm not the only one.
Hi guys, I have a query regarding the piano mode,
I'm trying to get my 2 girls into music and have some cheap keyboards they can play with, the problem I have is that 1 keyboard recognises the noted CDE perfectly the other is a half step out.
Both keyboards are only small 28 keys, and only recognise the notes on the extreme left so for playing are an octave below what would be ideal for right handed play.
Although both scales play fine on the keyboard, learning through Yousician is limited for all but the earliest lessons (1 handed)
May I suggest a method where the user plays the correct key and yousician sets it's scale up to suit the keyboard rather than requiring a keyboard to be in tune with the app.
This would allow many more people to enjoy the app and learn to play before making the step up to a higher end keyboard.
Obviously this request is isolated to the keyboard options, as all other devices can be self tuned to match in with the app.
In summary the ability for the app to listen to the keyboard and set it's scale to suit the keyboard rather than requiring an untunable keyboard to be preset to the apps scale.
Hope it's a possibility as it would open up the app (and the learning experience) to a much wider audience without having to hope an untunable keyboard is perfectly in tune with the app.
Yes please. I only can use yousician with electric piano. I have paid a tunner man but he said that is very usually to tunne the old piano one or half note down because if not the wood and the piano can broke.
So I have tunned the piano but one or half note down and I can not use yousician.
I can not use yousician on my clasical piano (I can on my elictrical) The clasical piano is tunning but the problem is that the piano is old and then the tunner man usually tunne the old piano a little down note. They do that to not force the piano and the piano strings.
They say that is a normal practice on tunning old pianos.
So when I play "d" the yousician app think I play C note
when I play E note yousician think I play D note
and the same for all the keys
The piano is 1 level down (I do not know if it is the correct way to explain it)
I think a lot of people have the same problem with yousician and it will be a good idea to have the possibility to say the app where is mi "C" note...
On that way the app would recognize the notes I'm playing.
Daniel Beaumont commented
Likewise to the other comments here, it isn't practical to have a whole piano retuned to perfect pitch and while this feature doesn't exist it prevents me (and no doubt, many others) from using this app - shame. Please (re) consider adding this functionality
James Covill commented
YES PLEASE! I cant use Youscian without this feature, I wanted to learn from scratch with Youscian being one of the tools I wanted to use to facilitate this. I was even going to purchase the Pro version but as my piano is tuned to A where I should find C I just cant use it at all. This very simple feature would make this a viable option for me and probably many others!
John Brisbin commented
(cc'ed from a support request, 02-May-2017)
Thank you for the reply. I find it nearly bizarre that the software
would not have this function built in. There are many reasons why an
instrument may be tuned to something other than perfect concert pitch,
and it surely is extremely easy for the software to mathematically
adjust itself to an individually defined baseline.
The learning media likewise would simply need to be pitch shifted. Again
this is practically child's play with the vast array of audio libraries
Is Yousician planning to add this feature anytime soon, or is it simply
not on the roadmap?
John Brisbin commented
Yep: what is the deal here? Surely calibration is easy for a bit of software? If my instrument says 400Hz is A, why doesn't Yousician agree?
It is completely nonsensical to offer a "calibrate" function in the Yousician interface which is so poorly implemented.
What is the explanation?