instrument control of app
instead of having to tap on stuff in the app, you should be able to play a note to navigate
note for up
note for down
note for select
note for back
Andrew Wiltz commented
In addition to the option of just clicking “Play” and “Practice”, here’s an idea: chord-controls. For example, above the “Play” button I’d see “Cadd9” and if I play Cadd9 on my guitar, the performance would start. Then I finish the performance, and above the “Next” button it says “Asus4” and instead of hitting Next, I can just play Asus4 on my guitar. The chords shown would vary based on level/based on how many times I play the chord correctly. This would help me memorize these chords as sort of a mini-game in between sessions, and would also make a lot of this hands-free.
I totally agree that it's annoying to keep having to go back to the device to navigate in Yousician, and it would be cool to be able to control the app using the instrument so we can focus on the instrument instead. An alternative suggestion to achieve the same effect by recognizing simple voice commands is here: https://yousician.uservoice.com/forums/296820-feature-requests/suggestions/33016534-voice-commands-for-starting-restarting-etc
Not doable. The song you're playing might require you to play the command passage, or you might do it by accident. There's many ways to do this. For example, you can grab a used, even partly broken keyboard, take out all the keys but ones you need to send commands to Yousician and glue some huge pieces of wast plastic or wood on top of the keys and label them. Voilá, a DIY ghetto-style Yousician controller pedal!
I was just about to suggest sound control for GUI based on notes or chords. Maybe adjustable to one's liking as well. Or different profiles.
And maybe one could activate and deactivate the sound control whenever one wishes, so that accidental navigation wouldn't occur. And of course this would be TOTALLY disabled during play / exercise, unless the song was paused.
Devin Patterson commented
The request: If someone is training on a guitar make it so you can navigate the UI by strumming different strings.
Reason 1: I practice on a PC using 42" TV and I sit a couple of feet back. It breaks the flow constantly having to lean forward to use the mouse/keyboard.
Reason 2: I have Yousician sideloaded onto my Amazon Fire TV (AFTV). Yousician does not recognize the AFTV remote button inputs. To get around this I installed a digital mouse app, I can navigate Yousicion however clunky it may be.
I learn bass and my son guitar. We would like to play together. We run two Yousician on two Ipads by the same song (one with bass script and the other for guitar) It is not easy to start both synchonized. Thus the option to start software by playing a note yould be great. A starting on a note does already exist for some piano exercises. It is stop until the correct note is played. Thanks !
Krzysztof Zdzieblo commented
How about restart playing the current part by voice recognition saying "restart" or "again".
Daniel Nedashkovskiy commented
Please don't make it contextual, I'd like to be able to know which chord or note to play to consistently replay/continue/go back/scroll/etc
Daniel Nedashkovskiy commented
I was going to post this, until I found this idea was already here:
Has the Yousician team ever thought about using sound recognition as a controller? I'd love to have a mode where app navigation is done without touching the device at all, but instead, have different notes or chords floating next to options on screen, and playing those chords or notes will do that action. This would be especially useful for the "next lesson" button between lessons.
If this was implemented, the user would no longer have to lean down to touch the device between lessons.
Also consider letting the user pick custom chords/notes for this feature, or maybe only enabling it once the user has learned enough chords/notes to be able to use it.
Thank you for your consideration!
Eppu Sinisalo commented
I'm a beginner pianist, and moving to two hands, it kills me to have to press on my tablet to start or restart a song. After pressing, I can't find the right finger placement in time. Would be handy if you could start a song by pressing a specific note (maybe a few times quickly?).
I just wanted to post this, first just develop this in the mission menu for continue, retry, back, quit whatever. Make them (easier) chords so you won't accidentally do stuff :)
This would be great, I am playing on the PC app and its a pain to always look for the mouse to click when I have a guitar in my lap as controller :) Cheers!
Good idea. While we are at this, it would be great if this can bu customized by the users. For example, it could be E E E or E A E, ...
Controller by guitar, possibly voice commands? Those never work great but the guitar control when song ends is a terrific idea
Or pressing the space bar...ever better. It's a pain to set down the pick, grab the mouse, grab teh click start, grab the pick and try to beat the metronome to beat one.
I am using yousician on PC and this was exactly the idea I had after about an hour of experience with yousician. A instument based navigation would be a so clever feature!
During practicing I don't like to change positions to put my hand to my mouse or keyboard.
@JS: Same thing I guess, but still a bit cooler to use the guitar to control guitar software, don't you think (: Another advantage of using the guitar as the controller is, that you can develop more functions in the future, like going to practice mode by playing 3 other strings or so. You don't want to sit there snapping your fingers 10 times as the developers implement new functions (: Oh and just came to my mind: not everybody can snap fingers
I just added a suggestion for this using a simple Bluetooth remote. Using just the guitar would be even better, though probably hard to implement.
This would be cool. Maybe instead of strumming just the E note, pause then strum all open strings a bunch of times really hard. That's what I do anyways when I get frustrated! ;-)
it would be a fancy feature if you could restart a song by just playing a note (or more, lets say three times low E very fast). For me it often occurs that I have to reach for my Mac to press "R", putting the guitar away, reaching it again, get all set up and Play again. It would be more comfortable to use the guitar to do so.
I know this way could collide with some Songs, e.g. lets say a song starts with three low E notes which would mean that (based on the idea three low E notes mean restart) you could never Play the song.
You would have to be Aware of that and find notes that couldn't possibly be the start of a song. If possible - I don't know.
I would suggest making it so when you strum all 6 strings open, it reloads the song. That way there are no conflicts with any of the chords/notes in the song.