Ability to change the finger color coding
In some cases the finger color coding is not optimal. It would be good to have the option to change the colors according to your playing style. This is especially useful for imported songs. It can be annoying to see the wrong colors and it takes away concentration.
You can always include the option 'reset to default'.
Doug Retter commented
I thought that having the ability to turn off finger coding would help the individual to use his/her own fingering style without having distractions from the wrong color. Also, build in the ability to edit finger coding and a method of resetting the finger coding back to default.
Joe smoe commented
This seems like a logical feature that should be added.
daughter school has different colour scheme. i need change to schema
C - red
D - orange
E - yellow
F - green
G - light blue
A - blue
H - magenta
please add colours customisation. Suppose its few days work, if you make colours contacts in code
I am not a fan of the color scheme yousician has in place. I would really like to be able to choose my own color scheme. For example:
Finger 0 - White
Finger 1 - Blue
Finger 2 - Green
Finger 3 - Yellow
Finger 4 - Orange
I would also like to change the background color from the pea green to something more appealing to me.
I understand that it is your brand, and I am not suggesting to change that, but give players/customers a choice of color schemes that are easier for them to follow.
Hannah Day commented
I think that I would be able to follow along with the songs much better if each string was a specific color, instead of the frets changing colors. It would be awesome if we could have a little more option for how its set up. Thank you!
Hello Support, please give us the option to choose between some colour themes. Its so hard to different between the ring and middlefinger. This dark blue and violet is almost the same.
I would be more than happy for this possibility.
I find the colors confuse me. I would really like the option to turn the colors off.
As a beginner going through all of this (acoustic guitar), I don't think the colors are helpful. I think the fingers should be labeled either, (1,2,3, 4), or, (I,M,R,P).
Maybe have some options to change this in settings?
I am very strongly in favor of this change. I realise the purpose of the colors but in order to prepare a guitar player to play printed sheet music it would be very helpful to be able to turn this off.
I have been trying to ignore the color coding and just play the fret number but the application has trained me to do the opposite, so trying to ignore it slows me down at best or causes brief confusion that throws me off.
I don't want to fight the application in order to become the best guitar player I can be. I think very few people would be satisfied only playing in yousician (with colors) and never playing sheet music.
I see this feature was implemented for the piano several years ago. This makes absolutely no sense. The exact same reasons for implementing it on the piano also apply to the guitar.
Egor Pristavka commented
I think it is better to have some default preset and an ability to set up your own custom colors.
Egor Pristavka commented
It would be great to have such an ability.
The purple color note bar in enhanced mode makes it IMPOSSIBLE to see the note written there. E, B, F? Which one is it? Who knows because you can't make it out because of the dark purple color. Hard to believe no one noticed this before putting out the update but please lighten it. We are looking at moving objects when playing and these types of impediments not only interrupt the learning process but are a source of extreme frustration and stunt out progress.
I try to learn the fretboard with yousician, but fingering colors cannot be disabled when I switch to notes only. Unfortunately I unconciously use colors as help and while it’s easier, it is detrimental for my purposes.
Please add the option to disable finger colors.
Can you please change the chord letters above the staff from white to black (or a colour other than white) because I can barely see them against the white background.
In practice mode the background colour on the staff is a darker blue instead of white; it is nearly impossible to read the notes on my android screen and I get tense trying to read it- defeats the purpose of practice. A white background would be greatly appreciated.
I'm having problems with the practice mode. It's very difficult to see the helper lines on the notes outside the bars. In addition the change of color and animation of the background is very frusteating and distracting. I would much prefer it if the play and practice mode appearance was the same.
But what kind of wrong? Wrong rhythm, wrong notes, etc...?Please, show us an example.
Yeah, I agree with you, Miemo Penttinen, because the colors aren't good. As I said, "the Play screen is grey. With that color, there is a solitude sense, because that is colorless, we think that there are missing colours." Previously, there was only 1 blue tone, but now, there are 3 blue tones: "aqua marinha", finger 1, dark blue, finger 3 and light blue, finger 4. The previous colours are more "alive" in comparison with the actual colours. Yousician shouldn't change nothing, because, that way, users must adapt to the new schemes, colours, etc. It's like a story that I've seen on TV. There was a man who created a simplified keyboard, with the most used letters in the middle row. People said that typed 75% faster than in QWERTY keyboard. But, when they presented their idea to the US government, they refused to use the new system. This was because they were already accustomed to using the QWERTY keyboard and therefore did not want to change their keyboard so they did not had to adapt to the new system.
I dn’t think I had ever, in two years, seen anyone complain about the finger colourings. Why would Yousician change them? This is fundamental stuff for absolute beginners - was it to drive us to the black notes? It’s advertised as a game so let players use enhanced mode and colours as long as they’re finding enjoyment without tinkering please.
Miemo Penttinen commented
It'd been a few weeks since I used Yousician, and boy was the experience wildly different this time around. (I'm on level 5 on Piano if that matters)
Mkay, so first of all: for an app that bases the teaching on color coding, you really should NOT change the color coding like ever. The change alone messes the connection people have already made in their heads about how colors map to fingers. I feel like I can't play anymore at the moment, and need to retrain the basic songs just to get the mappings to my head. So a big step backwards alone from this angle.
Secondly: some of the colors in the new color scheme are really hard to tell from each other. Again something that should be avoided at all costs if color coding is the core of your app.
And thirdly: while this is subjective, I have to say that the new colors are just esthetically very, very unpleasent. While the earlier bold colors felt pretty natural and neutral, the new pastel'esque palette feels like it's ripped off the walls of a childrens hospital. It doesn't feel like an esthetic enviroment I'd like to spend hopefully hours daily in.
While I've been mostly happy with the app previously, and did willingly pay the higher price for the famous songs, I do have to say that these latest changes have me searching for alternative solutions. Yeah, it's that bad.