Technical path with different technical exercises
I think, that Yousician needs to have the separate technical path with some exersises (not melodys). For example, playing different scales, sequences, arpeggios or educational musical passages. Exercise for the development of motor skills of fingers, rhythm, dynamics and other. By performing these exercises, users will be able to raise their technical level of the guitar.
Technical path will not be mandatory. Who do not want to do these exercises - may continue to play in other paths (lead and rhythm), that will not be blocked.
Now Yousician have some exercises (they are in Trainers inside all sections), but these exercises are easy and there are very few of them. And then it is very difficult to play some songs in sections and challenges.
More generally, the problem is that the "Lessons" are not really lessons in a cohesive and consistent fashion. There are lots of scales and "workouts" but they do not get incorporated into all "lessons" or the "Level". There is plenty of technical material, but no automated syllabus to put you through it. You have to seek it out and go through it yourself. A good teacher would add it too your learning path, as part of mastering each level. Yousician does not. You would think items like scales and arpeggios and the "Workout" modules would be sprinkled amount the Levels much more than they currently are.
I agree. Ive had a few teacher lead classes and fingering drills are better as warm-ups than melodies. Maybe expand the knowledge tree. By Mission 6 for Classical and Mission 5 for Pop, I am using youtube to explain motor skills. My body is in pain from trying to play rapid repeating keys on Jumpin Keys. The extra info would be great.
Very much yes, technical development needs clearly laid out development goals or integration to existing learning paths through obligatory supporting exercises, kind of a shadow learning path that runs along the missions.
As someone new to the guitar, and with advancing years!, anything that will strengthen not only my fingers but also my musical knowledge and abilities would be most welcome. More trainers would certainly help, especially if they increased in difficulty to build you up for the songs that follow. If found especially the power offs/hammer ons trainers were too short, and I struggle with this aspect.
Agreed! I'm not interested in power chords and they annoy me, nor lead guitar. I cancelled my premium membership because of having to work through the power chords part to continue with the cowboy chords. I only want cowboy and chords really.
Russell Stephenson commented
I would like to see a practice tab or room if you will that has scales training and warmups for fingering and speed etc. They could even be set as challenges i.e. a speed drill would go faster and faster until you can't keep up and leaders would be the fastest. That sort of thing to really exercise your demons.