Video Tutorial for Songs
There should be a video tutorial for the songs, for each stage. This would help to see how it is supposed to be played.
As you progress in yousician, some chords appear to be picked, rather than strummed up or down, as indicated by the lack of up or down arrows.
However, it is unclear how these chords are meant to be played - if picked, how do we do so with 6 strings ?
Further to this, there are some chords that don't make any sense at all - seen for example, in Radiohead "the bends" full chords version - which is totally confusing.
It would be great to see some video tutorials demonstrating these techniques. Thanks.
Gary Freeh commented
It would be nice to have some instructions/tips for each song and each song in the missions. It would also be very helpful to know the BPM for each piece, as well as how to count each measure correctly.
This is a great idea. If not for all songs, at least for some, where there are new technical steps to learn.
Customize song play by adding a notes section and video box of a fret hand to show good hand technique. This would allow the option to follow the hand movements of the instructor throughout the song.
Tom c ainley commented
A video of the instruments being played during songs to better understand techniques and finger placement. Also would be cool if it was an animated avatar that we choose. The Better we do the more stuff our character can buy. Guitars and pedals outfits and hidden songs not advertised publicly. Would be cool if there was a campaign mode where you play gigs to get the said money for the avatar. What about synthesizers and midi controllers for pitch bend. Funkadelic would be proud!!!!
Kyle Morgan commented
I'd like to have some tutorials that are specific to some of the songs. If there is a specific way that it should/could be played it would be nice to have that explained.
Rachel Taylor commented
I think it would be nice for someone to walk users through the best techniques to play a difficult song well.
I previoiusly managed sax, flute and banjo by uploading my own scores from lesson books. This allowed me to follow the structured lessons and have the notes and timings checked rigourously, rather than me assessing my own progress (a more generous marker).
Unfortunately this feature has been removed, although many people are requesting it return.
The idea is to have yousician teach you how to play every instrument with ease so people can really rock out in a cool way.
Quiana Cade Sternhagen commented
Yes! Level 6 is what specifically am struggling with. I'm completely lost now.
Laura Hinton Dean commented
Yes this! At level 6 piano classical there is suddenly a fast song with 3 sharps using notes and split chords that haven't been drilled at all. There should be more drills before trying this song.
Well, at first: great app! I love it and I've subscribed :)
However, at the beginning of learning to play, the virtual teacher tells me step by step witch note his is. For example: you begin with the notes C,D and E and then follow with F and G.
But then when you reach higher levels. She doesn't tells us anymore how to play this certain note and where it's written on the staffs... So it becomes very hard to keep playing along... So my request is: can she explain the other notes too like she did with the beginning notes C,D,E,F and G. For example: new videos where she explains step by step how to play the note and how it's written in the staffs and some exercises with it.
Keep up the good work! Thank you
Rob Foster commented
I love the app, but I definitely feel like there should be video tutorials inserted for various techniques at certain stages. A video could show someone playing each scale for instance, before playing along in the usual sheet music view. I think this would allow people to connect more with the app too.
Alexander Van Dyke commented
I feel like the videos in the earlier part of the program made me feel like I was taking lessons rather than being self taught. I know it is self paced, but having a voice and a video to accompany The lesson really makes you feel more comfortable with what you should be doing and with the program.
You could even provide different camera angles in order to let the user choose if he is interested in the strumming or the fretting hand. I might even pay a small reasonable extra amount for such an option.
Ember Kalon commented
I second this idea! Once you get into the higher levels it is sometimes difficult to know if you actually playing the song correctly even when you are technically getting them "right" (i.e. when you are doing hammer on's and pull offs it will give you points just for playing the notes separately even though this is not the proper technique).
Victor Maia Aldecôa commented
Too expensive? Make it crowdsourced filtered by players who got 100% correct. I'm sure the results would be superb!