More content and Workouts section for bass
*more exercises to beginner levels
*passing tones exercises,
*exercises for scales, arpeggio and similar trainers in the Workouts tab,
*slap technique exercises,
F Reid commented
I am so disappointed this isn't on bass, I used it on piano, and it was so helpful - learning arpeggios is an essential skill for bass to be able to jam and improvise
Andy Talbert commented
I would be THRILLED if this were made to happen.
It would be nice to add more Ear-Training exercises for bass guitar!
I just was looking for this kind of requests. I would love to have lessons about more advanced technics, incl. slap.
For guitar we have many different lessons for many different technics, slides, legato, bending, fast picking, etc.
But for bass the track ends with fast bass playing and only the three fingers technic.
For the bass, the ukulele... any instrument in fact...
I just recently cancelled my subscription for this very reason.
I really loved the app and was enjoying learning bass with it but it really bugged me that the other instruments had such an extensive workout section and the bass has absolutely nothing. It's a real shame.
James Hall commented
I am also in strong agreement here. My bass has become my dearest instrument and I want to learn/practice all I can. Scales are awesome and great practice.
I strongly agree. I am an experienced player, but I am lacking in some of the fundamentals needed to take my playing to the next level. I can learn songs from tab, but what I really need is to learn the notes of the fretboard better. Scale and arpeggio exercises would also be very helpful.
steven nickell commented
yes please, i have been using you tube for scales.
That's a great idea
Firstly I'd like to say that I love your App. It has helped me improve my playing far more than I thought possible and I would recommend it to every single person I know that is interested in becoming a musician.
Many, many thanks for this wonderful App.
However, I find it greatly unjust that the Bass Guitar workout section is completely void of any and all workout lessons.
Here is my argument. For 6 string Guitar learners they have access to; Chord Trainers (26 lessons) , Learn Standard Notation (25 lessons) , Ear Training (20 lessons) , Scales (16 lessons) , Arpeggios (19 lessons) , Drills for Fingerpicking (14 lessons) and Tutorial Videos (88 lessons.) This equates to a total of 208 workout lessons for the Guitar learner pathway.
To add more evidence to my argument that Bass players have been gravely short changed regarding the workout section; Piano has 14 workout categories which I guessed would have roughly 20 videos in each section for approximately 280 lessons.
Even the Ukulele has a Chords and Fingerpicking workout section.
For Bass Guitar?...0
In conclusion. The Bass Guitar workout section should be just as equally extensive as the 6 string Guitar section due to the simple fact that each instrument pathway costs the same to access for all costumers regardless of which they choose to learn. And hey, Bassists are musicians too...
Thank you for your time and consideration.
"For those about to Rock, I salute you."
Guitar and Piano now have scale workouts but bass guitar does not. I think that would be very helpful for just warmups, learning the notes on the fretboard, and of course learning the scales.
It does seem very unfair that the bass workout section has none of the technical scales, arpeggios, etc workouts. The guitar and piano pathways have a huge amount to practice but the bass players have been forgotten about.
I would 100% get a full subscription if I knew the bass workout section was going to be updated with as much technical excises that the guitar section has. Please make it so Yousician team, other than that your App is great!
It does seem very unfair that the guitar and piano pathway have so many workouts for scales and arpeggios etc. Why doesn't the bass pathway? I would definitely sign up for a full subscription if I knew that the bass section would have as much of the technical workouts as the guitar does. Seems very unfair to neglect the bass players...
Cyrus Brooks commented
There hasn't been any new bass content for a while and we really need it. I already posted about the fact there are no lessons on ghost notes (aka dead notes) on the bass, even though Yousician has songs with ghost notes (marked "X" on the screen).
You can add more content beyond level 9 or fatten up the lessons 1-9 and add more content there, such as videos and exercises. Hand positions, scales, tips...
How about styles? Not just songs, but add lessons from Funk to Rock, from Blues to Pop, from Classical to Metal.
Also, Yousician, you may be aware we have a Yousician Friends facebook group with 3000 members and a Yousician Bassics (bass group) with over 200 members. Things have died down a lot because of no new upgraded content to the bass program.
We love the new songs and Premium + songs! But things like slapping, ghost notes (even with songs in Yousician with ghost notes) there are no lessons. Even if we don't add level 10, we could add more to levels 1-9. I'll start over if you do. I'd probably do pay for another year. Just telling you that I think more people need to know what customers are saying "on the ground", and listen to us and we'll join and pay.
We need things like the above, as well as ways to learn "by heart" and get into some "improvisation" and "creating our own bass lines".
But I think all the bass people working there should join our group.
If you take something away, at least listen to your bass students! Plenty of exercises, patterns, etc. that you are leaving out for bassplayers!
I believe Dan (below) nailed it, as did others. More education regarding scales, arpegios, and other exercises that benefit bass players. Both videos and Yousician style exercises.
It wouldn't hurt to introduce a music reading path either. I believe Yousician is primed for becoming a powerful tool to teach reading music. Just a thought.
Marc Jacoby commented
More levels and scale and chord exercises would be great! Also, put chord changes on notation view.