Different Colour for Early and Late
When the notes start coming faster it's hard to tell whether your being docked for being too early or too late on a note. A simple solution would be to have the text for early and late be a different colour.
Matteo Schillaci commented
Could you add an option where the notes you don’t play perfectly in time instead of becoming green anyway became blue/dark blue when you play it earlier and yellow/orange when you play it later. So pausing I can see where I was speeding and where I need to speed
While playing on the Piano, whenever I play a wrong note, the note changes in to RED color. This is not good to find and learn from our mistakes. My suggestion is that the note's original color shall be retained, but the wrong notes may be displayed with "strike-off" or so.
I like to add that maybe a hatch pattern inside the note indicating early/late, so you don't have to learn yet another color. i also want to have this in in practice mode, since flagging it red makes me think I hit the wrong key.
and/or have a followup screen that shows the whole song with all notes and how you did. Some time I hit the correct note but the app shows the note in red, indicating I didn't, but not what was wrong.
When in practice mode the text above the notes when played I.e, "Perfect, Early, Late" etc are presented in a shadowy and blurry text which is difficult to read as the notes scroll by, in Perform mode the text is clear and easy to read. Can you make it the same in Practice mode?
Pierre Talbot commented
Beside each string of missed chord, there could be a little letter showing L for late or E for early or M for missed and something else for muted.
Timing text is difficult to see.
Cyrus Brooks commented
This is great! Also, how about making it so when you play a song in performance mode and switch to practice mode, it remembers your mistakes as above so you can work on those sections.
Right now this happens in practice mode, but if you do performance mode and want to fix your errors, you probably can't remember where you messed up! Having this available as soon as you go to your next practice mode would be awesome.
Amber Leigh commented
Yeah, I’ve thought of this also... it would also provide you more information when you miss notes - I.e, whether it was your timing, or you played the wrong note etc.
Michael John commented
This has been bugging me too, i only started this weekend but today i was getting lots of notes wrong and i have no idea why, i kinda figured its because of the timing, but i have no idea if im early or late, different colours for these would be awesome. I'd give you all 10 votes if i could.
Patrick Schmitz commented
This would surely be useful as you often cannot look at the text, especially on the higher levels. It would be even better if you can also see this after you've played the song so you can analyse where and what you need to improve.
This would be very helpful especially since latency is often the only thing "wrong" with the note. We VERY OFTEN hit the correct note(s) but time in the system not the performer is the issue. As you perform it can be confusing "did I play the wrong note?" or "is the timing off?"
Alfred Schlatter commented
I'd suggest that the feedback when playing a note (perfect, too early...) would be written in color, because I'm not allways can read it a the moment. I suggest
dark green = perfect
light green = good
blue =too early
violet = too late
red = wrong note
It would be good if you could have the notices for early and late notes be a different colour so it would be easier to tell where your timing is off.
Also in practice mode it would be good if there was a marker added to the notes your timing was off on so you can review after you played. Maybe an arrow below the note showing which direction you were off on or similar.
Please display timing alerts (early, late) ahead of notes, so we don’t have to look back behind last notes losing sight of next notes. I find that I mostly ignore the timing alerts because I want to keep my eyes moving forward to avoid missing next notes, a lot worse than being a little late or early. But it's useful information that I want to see, so that'd be a useful update. Great game, thanks!
The "good," "great" and "perfect" notations that appear on the scrolling tab when you hit notes during exercises should be differentiated by contrasting colors or size or something that makes them easy to see in peripheral vision. This would help to see where I'm coming in early or late and would help identify where I'm losing points in my scores.