More lessons for scales, chords and arpeggios
I am aware there is a section for scales in workouts, but there needs to be much more in depth learning here. Workouts that include similar and parallel motion in octaves, contrary motion, separated by thirds, sixths, triads, arpeggios etc. Scales are the foundation for all playing and as an app that is supposed to help people learn, these foundations should be a
major part of a learning app (even if its just for the premium members). I enjoy the fun, popular songs that get people interested, but some people want more theory and foundational work which is lacking here.
Bob Griffith commented
This would certainly be very helpful as I have to go to other apps/YouTube to.get extra.explanations and help for these (pianote is very good but I dont want to switch entirely)
Ollie Galbraith commented
I am looking for help in regards to your scales lessons. I have progressed to minor pentatonic, but there is no clear picture of the scale to practice. All we are given is the scale as notes written like a normal set of tabs to be played. We need a clear image of the scale, allowing proper practice and repetition of the notes in the scale, seperate from the scale played like a tab to be followed.
It also would be great to see the actual bpm and not only %. I know that later levels are being played at a faster pace, but it would be nice to be able to speed up things in all workouts, as it now caps at 125%.
Jaz Dosanjh commented
agree its too basic. Needs whole neck scales and also needs exercises for bass. They could be all the stuff from guitar just for bass. Def need arpeggios as well. Would like to have more chord choices for the chord trainer to. We need more chord extension, 9th 11th 13th etc.
Pete F commented
Agree. Too much emphasis on playing tabs across a screen and almost no explanation at all as to how/why a song or exercise has been selected and what you will learn from it
The scale lessons are pretty basic. They might show a pattern and have you play it in different keys. I would like to see it have you play the scale in the same key up and down the neck. Or even let you pick the key then play it up and down the neck. Or maybe a backing track you can play the scale over freestyle and it just tells you if you hit a wrong note,
I second that.
Also I feel like it would make sense to arrange the "Workouts" section in way similar to the "Missions" one.
Then all the workouts would be arranged both by level and purpose, so that it'd be easier to practice skills relevant to your current goal and level, and this way the progress would be more gradual and smooth.
The arpeggios and scales section are great but you do need to add more exercises focussed (both with and without a guitar) focused on straight, flexibility, speed and a warm up stretching section. This will improve the playing skills of the student way faster also a hand health and tips (like the one you have for te singing lessons) would hep many ;)