Better stats & info about playing errors
Better playing stats to make it easier to spot and correct playing errors i.e.:
*Score per section
*Replay of notes you missed and have the app show why that chord/note didn't register.
*Stats on whether you tend to play notes early or late etc (timing accuracy).
*Song map or errors list that shows errors
*Missed strings when playing chords
*How many total notes you played at the end of it instead of just stars
Adding a per minute stat in the weekly email update and the stats page
Paul White commented
I would like a way to go back and see which notes/chords I got correct and which ones I miss.
Ville Nurmi commented
Please show how my total song score improved when I complete playing a song or part of a song.
Currently the song finish screen shows me two scores; how many points I collected on this play, and what is my high score. These numbers are somewhat useless. My actual new high score can be seen when I go see the score comparison. There Yousician combines the best scores of each part of the song and displays the total. This score is what will stick as my high score for the future. Not the scores that are shown in the song completion screen.
Because of this discrepancy, I've developed a habit of always clicking the score comparison after completing a song. It's tedious but the only way I can see if I managed to improve some part of the song.
Furthermore, I'd appreciate it greatly if Yousician showed me how the score distributed over the song parts. Which part did I manage to improve? Where did I fall behind my best? This information would be helpful in understanding my playing and improve further.
The song completion screen is even more confusing if I finish playing one part of the song. The "current score" shows points for the current part only, but the high score shows the high score for the complete song. It's difficult to make any conclusions from these numbers because they are not comparable. Did I do well or not? Please rather show the last attempt and current best score for the song part only. Optionally, you could also show how this contributed to the total song score, but I'm not sure if that's necessary.
An additional note about the song completion screen; if I completed just one part of the song, Yousician sometimes makes me wait for a long time before displaying how many stars I earned. It seems as if Yousician is displaying the stars for all the song parts, but only the played part is visible whereas the rest are hidden. The wait is annoying for example if I play the Outro of Sweet Home Alabama and have to wait for up to 10 seconds until I see my stars.
Since I am currently working on my timings, it would be great to be able to actually see the timing when having completed the song, rather than just as the note is played.
I have stopped using the app because Yousician did not make the instant feedback optional. I came back two years later and nope...still extremely annoying, discouraging, finger pointing feature, when you do not want it. This has to be an optional feature, it could be very helpful, to spot delays and mistakes. Problem areas, problematic patterns could be spotted with an end report, as the original author suggests.
Worst of all: It shows you what you did wrong, but do not suggest what to do about it. Example: 'Late, late, late, early, early, early' apparently, the user have a problem with rhythm... why not suggest an exercise for that? Or user keeps missing the accidentals...let's focus on that.
This is a smart app that can offer much more. Such a pity, that this problem is still not addressed properly.
Donald McIntosh commented
Disappointing to see no progress on this after so many years. This is the weakest part of Yousician for me - I'm not particularly interested in knowing how many stars I got, but I would love to be able to go back and see what I got wrong, and without that feedback it can be so hard to progress. I have to reach for the keyboard really quickly and hit the space bar between the last note and the screen changing to see anything and I don't get there quickly enough most of the time.
Erik S commented
I am working on my rhythm and in songs that are a little fast for me, I am too occupied to see the pattern of mistakes while I am playing. Reviewing whether the 3 strum that I keep missing was too early or later would help me identify my timing errors.
allow the user to edit the TAB sheet by himself, and then the user can practice whether there is a mistake。
I wish I could press a button or say "BACK" to rewind to the beginning of the current section and retry playing what I failed to play.
There is a lot of call for adding violin, drums, harmonica etc....I would much prefer to see better lesson quality and structure and video lessons for the instruments that exist over people hoping to start a new instrument. Give us better statistics, for example, the lesson statistics that come at the end of lesson, should be available after each song. Why are there not more of the "workout sites" (scales, etc) incorporated into the levels? There seem to be a bunch of workout items, I never encounter when going through a level or taking lessons, that are all marked for that level? What a waste. Overall I would rather you polish what you have over expanding on instruments.
Seems like it's not gonna be done seeing as it's been three years since guy first suggested this. That being said though I think removing active feedback (telling you you're late/early as you're playing a note) & instead having a system in place that, post song shows you your problem points when it comes to timing & missed notes etc. would make for a much better learning experience. Like Marcus mentioned you wouldn't need to record the entirety of the person playing, just their problem points and then providing workouts that could remedy the issues pertaining to the song. If not any of that then at least having a yellow color between the red and green ones that confirm you hitting a note indicating that there was a problem with your input at that time. While the current system is fine and has worked through levels 1-5, I think personally that the experience as a whole would benefit from a more in depth guide to handling your mistakes. Or at the very least just being able to turn off the dude telling you to give it another spin in practice mode after you've given it your best shot and it didn't work out. Either way I'll continue supporting & paying for premium as this is the best guitar learning service I've found for this price, and I do believe there was genuine passion in wanting to teach people these wonderful instruments put behind the creation of Yousician. Y'all have a great day now.
This could be super helpful!
I also want to join the choir chanting for review :) The timing info blurs away while playing, it looks cool and also keeps you focused on what to play next, but keep that information and display it while pausing and scrolling in the piano roll on the bottom of the screen. When you press the "Play" button to continue, they can blur away again :) And as suggested by others, dont err a bad timing, show it another color or with some kind of hatch pattern; maybe "<<<" for early and ">>>" for late :)
It would be great if I could look back at a song that I’ve just played, so I could see which notes I’ve missed that caused a dead note in a chord, and to also see how my timing was (late, good, perfect, etc).
When I practice I try to count in my head and also not look at the song I’m playing; I may think I nailed it only to see that I’d missed some notes/chords.
It seems there are many levels to this, but just allowing access to the statistics that are already sent in emails, to see how we improve (or don't) over time would be great. If we could get this down to the song level it would help further analyse where common problems are. It would great to seem how we progress level to level and also after repeating a song. it could help the user understand how they best learn. Do I lean songs faster by starting to practice at 50% speed or 75% speed? etc...
It would really be helpful if one could check up whether one has missed a note because one was (slightly) to early or to late after one had finished playing a song or a part of it to see wether one repeats a certain mistake.
It is usually impossible to check this/ keep track of this while playing
It would be great to show the wrong note you've played somehow, no just coloring it red. So you could immediately see, how much off you were.
Maybe you could even show every note played by the user with less opacity on the sheet.
Particularly with chords I can't tell why it didn't register a particular note, whether it was because I was too early or late, if the chord was too wrong (a single wrong string shows well enough), or if it just didn't pick up a strong enough strum
Corrado Tamietti commented
Hello, when I play a long piece, even in practice mode, and I go to the end, I can't find a way to go back to see and check single errors.
Even if I stop execution, I can see an overview of mistakes (red zones on the song map at the bottom) but I can't see single red notes going back on the music sheet.
The song map is so little to be not really useful.
In my opinion it would be very useful an 'Errors list' feature that allows me to go back and forth in the music sheet to check single mistakes.
This should be not very difficult to implement, because now, while playing, I can see notes changing colors on the music sheets. So what is lacking is just a way to freeze colors on music sheet to let me see it in search of mistakes.
To activate it an idea could be to click on the song map and having 'a zoom' of the corresponding area in the music sheet with evidence of mistakes.
Finally, the best would be if I can check the kind of error: if I click on a red note a popup tell me "too early", "you played B instead of C" and similar ..
The feature could be optionally activated by user even if I think it would became a standard for learners.
Ramesh Patnaik commented
In practice mode, if I play a wrong note, it turns completely RED. Instead, if it displays an "X" mark over the note (keeping its original color intact), it helps me know which finger to be used to play that note correctly.
Yes! I would love to be able to see how my score improves with practice of the song, ie seeing how much it has improved by archived in the song, instead of just seeing one high score with the ‘new high score’ message deleted as soon as you exit the song.