Instrument control of the app (restart song etc)
instead of having to tap on stuff in the app, you should be able to use your instrument to navigate. For example:
note for up
note for down
note for select
note for back
This is for Piano on an iPad,
It really breaks the focus having to reach up to touch the screen to redo an exercise or a section of a song, then reset your hands on the keyboard.
A hotkey or an auto-play option would solve this.
Autoplay would restart the section just played over and over until you touch the screen to stop it.
A restart with a "Hotkey" or "Any Key" option would allow you to start the section again by touching a key on your keyboard.
An "Any Key" option would allow any midi input to restart the exercise.
A "Hotkey" option would allow the user to choose a key (like C4) on the keyboard that would restart the exersize.
Good Idea, is annoying stop playing to restart, pause, etc...
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.
Gioele Illiano commented
Nope not funny! Now while I was playing the song restart with F last octave on midi piano. and switch between Practice and Perform mode with G and stops with B...NEED TO FIX THIS!!! NOW! please :)
Would love to have this as well!
This would be a really useful addition! Maybe add a simple "MIDI learn" function to teach which key (or pad if your keyboard has them) should be used for "next song" for example.
Ignazio Calo' commented
I was looking exactly for this. I hope that in some section of the app I can use my piano to trigger functionalities of the mac app.
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
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!
Chords for other instruments too. So you don't have to remove your hands from your instrument to start a song. Have onscreen simple chord shortcuts for each of the buttons.
Nicolas MATHON commented
It's really hard to use the computer keyboard to start a song and quickly move to the piano keyboard. Other software allow to press a special keyboard combination (strange chords that are never played in a song) to start a song or restart a song.
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