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Yousician - Your Music Teacher
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Yousician is your personal music tutor for the digital age, covering Guitar, Singing, Ukulele and Bass! Learn and play thousands of songs on your real instrument with clear, instant feedback as the app listens along. Start your free trial today and experience all we have to offer! Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. The app listens to you play and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing. Our curriculum, designed by expert music teachers, will help musicians of all levels improve, from complete beginners to professionals. Step-by-step video tutorials guide you through each lesson. Fun and addictive gameplay tracks your progress and keeps you motivated to practice and learn. You’ll be amazed how fast your skills advance. So go grab your guitar, bass or ukulele, or go sit at your piano or keyboard, and start playing now! Who is this for? • Singers, Pianists, Guitarists, Bass & Ukulele players • Complete beginners • Advanced & professional musicians • Music teachers What is included? • Over 1,500 missions & exercises, with hundreds of videos, covering all the skills you need: sight reading sheet music, classical and pop songs for Piano, and for Guitar and ukulele you’ll learn chords, strumming, melodies, lead, fingerpicking and more. • Yousician also teaches you music theory and Includes special trainers for each skill & chord. • A Weekly Challenge, where you can compete with friends and millions of Yousicians worldwide. How does it work? • It listens to you sing or play the piano, guitar, bass or ukulele • It gives you instant feedback on your performance • It takes you through awesome songs and step-by-step tutorials that suit your playing level • It makes learning fun with rewarding gameplay and challenges __ SELF-LEARNERS Yousician has been developed with the world’s most innovative and experienced music teachers. It is perfectly suited for self-learning or as a supplement to learning with a teacher. With step-by-step tutorials and constant feedback you can always be sure you’re playing right. PLAY WITH PIANO / GUITAR / BASS / UKULELE Yousician is played with a real instrument, and requires no additional equipment. The phone’s microphone listens to you play and the app tells you how you’re performing. PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION Subscribe for unlimited and uninterrupted playtime across all platforms. Subscriptions are annual and monthly. Prices may vary in different countries. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s iTunes Account Settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. ABOUT YOUSICIAN Yousician is the largest and fastest growing music educator in the world with over 10 million users. We believe musicality can and should be as commonplace as literacy. • https://yousician.com/privacy-notice • https://yousician.com/terms-of-service SUPPORT Are you having problems? Visit support.yousician.com to use our Knowledge Base or contact us directly with your questions. Feedback and suggestions? Login and make your voice heard at feedback.yousician.com Join the Yousician community on Facebook and Twitter: • https://www.facebook.com/yousician • https://twitter.com/yousician Download our other app: GuitarTuna, the #1 tuner app worldwide
Pretty okay
by highly irritated23456653 on 2020/10/28 17:53
Sometimes it doesn’t here the notes you play. Or it doesn’t give you credit for the notes you played which is pretty annoying
Great game with some issues
by ikhvsajkjea on 2020/10/27 16:16
I really love this app I really do it does help me learn my ukulele but sometimes when I play I do the right fret but it says I’m wrong I don’t get why they happens and another thing is that when i learn to sing as well (even though I know how to sing I just wanted to see if they’re good enough to make me a better singer) I try to do my lowest voice (not as possible) but it go’s up that’s just weird. I’m fine with that issue of singing but I really don’t appreciate the ukulele issue it’s happening more often now. Another thing I don’t like and I wish they would add is that it keeps asking me to do a trail and it’s like 100s of dollars for the I think a month to pay. I wish they would add a button of like never reminding again and probably in the future it would have another button to get back in just Incase we change our mind of doing premium since we’ll probably be all grown up and got a little extra cash to have no idea what to spend on :P thanks for reading
It’s a amazing app!!
by natethegreat33 on 2020/10/26 18:30
My life is not cupcakes and rainbows and sometimes I get frustrated or mad and playing the piano or bass really helps me focus on what I have and what most people don’t. - Madalyn Lucia
Stupid app
by oceanuni2011 on 2020/10/25 16:45
It will not let me play the songs I want and why does it have to have Internet I barely get Internet and why does it have a premium this app is horrible it won’t let me play my favorite songs it won’t let me play after my lesson and it’s charging me to play songs after my lesson that’s stupid stupid stupid
Love the app
by Heywould on 2020/10/25 07:29
Love the app I'm new and this is really making it fun to learn
Yousician
by EthanMcCabe on 2020/10/25 01:42
Really enjoy the songs you play along to and the comprehensive learning paths really helped me to progress not only my guitar playing but my musical knowledge
No reason
by Brody2028 on 2020/10/24 21:19
Lol
Terry
by terry shin boss on 2020/10/24 19:14
Yousician is a pretty good app however after 1 lesson it said I used up my lesson time when it says it gives you 3 lessons.
The worst app
by kingJlit008 on 2020/10/24 19:09
Yousician hasn’t made me a better guitar player only worst
I love it . It has taught me a lot
by hdhrbejwkenrnrj on 2020/10/23 19:54
Hi I wish I didn’t have to pay to do my favorite songs
Dissatisfied
by xFireblade25x on 2020/10/22 16:50
Why is it free for the first section then have to pay a monthly subscription fee??
This is not a bad review, it’s constructive criticism
by Rine A on 2020/10/22 01:53
So I loved the app, it takes care of my singing, piano, and guitar lessons but then it started being a bit janky. It doesn’t pick up any of the notes on my high e string for guitar even if I wear headphones, the singing always goes two octaves above my vocal range, and it says I’m not playing certain notes for piano when I am. I hope you can find ways to fix these problems ASAP.💜
Why such a bad rating?
by nothings stopping me on 2020/10/21 20:38
Why did I give this app a bad review?you may ask, simple; all the songs aren’t songs that are right! I mean when I typed in Yankee Doodle or star spangled banner the song was wrong!! It was really weird I’m sorry for the bad review but I won’t fake it saying it’s a amazing app because even though for most people it is I just didn’t like it because it didn’t have a single song I knew that might mean that their a different kind of that song but it just didn’t make sense. If anyone is reading this overall it’s a decent app it’s not glitchy it’s fun ( most of the time ) so there it is please add songs that I know like amazing grace or ode to joy thank you for reading this! And have a good day!
Eh
by kingcobrajfs on 2020/10/21 00:18
Pretty expensive with bugs. If you have a pc or console I’d recommend rocksmith instead.
I did not like it
by Paqnic Girl on 2020/10/20 22:01
I did not like it.i didn’t learn a thing.
This app stinks
by Jeffrey says good game on 2020/10/20 21:46
It’s very bad and doesn’t slow down when you need it and you have to pay and I understand that you have to pay of course that’s how they make money but I wish they had a course for people who don’t have money And are trying to play an instrument
This app is not that good
by niko parko on 2020/10/20 02:00
This app is not good because it says it hears you when it really does not so when I do my song and I do the right string it makes you mad because you did the right string and it shows you were wrong and it is not a good feeling so I will not Recommend this app
Great Tech, lacking quality control
by AKCamperDude on 2020/10/19 22:47
The tech here is amazing, and does a great job of giving you live feedback on the notes you’re hitting. However the app itself needs some quality control. Often in the middle of a practice session, it will no longer be able to load songs for no reason. Also, any phone call or delay that interrupts you playing will freeze the app and you won’t be finish. You have to force quit the app and start over. Less than I’d expect overall for a subscription based service. Regarding the lessons, the only thing missing is that often the “trainer” for a new song doesn’t give you a hand position or any explanation for the new notation/chords/combos, as compared to sometimes where the smallest new concept gets a 2minute video. A bit odd. Really I’m at like 3.5 stars but that’s not an option.
Few problems
by Hhynj on 2020/10/19 21:33
Please read this is overall a great app but it has a few bugs. Like when you play the right cord it marks you wrong and it’s annoying and a little frustrating when you get right and it marks it wrong and I wish it would give you more than what ten lessons for free. I wish it would give you more than ten lessons for free and the lessons are just about switching strings I wish it could give you like a lesson about a new cord like e cord instead of the same thing but this is a great app to learn and it would be even better if your willing to pay and make a subscription.
Skipped
by tjpry on 2020/10/19 20:35
Whenever I pause then unpause lt will go foreword then backwards and count 1 to 4 strings wrong and it is Annoying.
Great app!
by 😁🎁 on 2020/10/19 20:19
This is a really great app! It has really helped me enhance my singing. I’ve had a bit of problems with it but picking up the notes when I do piano so I stopped. Also, is premium really with it? I’d be willing to pay if it were a little cheaper or maybe you had some sort of family plan.
Really good but
by Anthony_Slaven on 2020/10/19 20:09
I wish people could upload their own songs
life changer.... ❤️ ✨
by RainbowKitty1000000 on 2020/10/19 18:53
I got this app yesterday and it’s already changing my life. I’m starting to understand singing a lot better. This also gives lessons for other instruments, too, so i’m assuming that the lessons for learning the instruments are just as amazing as the singing lessons. Why do people spend all this money for other singing lessons when they can just get Yousician for free? I have a dream of becoming a singer when I grow up (I’m 10 years old so), and this is really helping me get on track. I was very lost at singing and after a few lessons in this app I feel more secure with singing. They include songs, workouts, and missions & lessons in this app and it’s amazing! They also included plenty of details for singing. I only have like 2 or 3 lessons done, I know, I’ve done barely any but I feel like this app is super good. There’s only one thing about this app that I kind of don’t like but I do understand why they did it. My complaint is how most of the songs they have to offer are for Premium+. I understand that they need money but still. 🤗 Anyway I love this app PLEASE DOWNLOAD!! 😌
Very enticing, unfortunate failure.
by nickname1717171 on 2020/10/19 01:56
First couple weeks into the once a day free lessons were awesome. I really enjoyed it. Then the program had issues hearing certain notes so it didn’t matter if you played the correct note, you cannot proceed. Very depressing. I was so close to purchasing the very expensive subscription.
Luv this one
by lost souUlL on 2020/10/19 01:11
❤️
I liked it but
by jjaakkkjjeiidndnd on 2020/10/19 00:37
I liked it it was awesome but when I had to have a subscription I couldn’t do it and that hurts
Best app ever!
by JencaNS on 2020/10/18 22:14
One problem I don’t like the New layout can you go back to the old one?
Ow ow ow
by singer of awesomeness🎤🎼🎹 on 2020/10/18 16:39
The app was fine until I started playing chords.it is making me press so hard to just play 1 chord right. The guy in the video said It was fine if there was a dead note in there. I am crying. now I have string imprints on my hand from pressing to hard. It hurts so bad. Yousician needs to fix this problem
Bad
by jotaroanddolphin on 2020/10/17 18:04
Expensive not helpful and doesn’t recognize guitars well.
Amazing app
by gingerartist on 2020/10/17 02:13
I just absolutely love this app. It’s cool that it is free but I wanted to pay for the sub to get all the songs and whatnot. There is a wide variety of songs in their collection and this app make learning super fun. I highly recommend it
Needs more content
by 420tdog on 2020/10/15 23:44
They add some new songs not really seeing how it’s 200 a year
I would do 5 star if everything was free
by Sidfail on 2020/10/15 15:28
Really good app, love to sing, and it teaches me how to. But I also want to learn piano, and have more than fifteen minutes on it. Even with other apps, there are a few songs you can try even when yur times up. I suggest you make more things free. Other than that, great app! 👍👍👍
Where am I
by Dooba1066 on 2020/10/15 01:14
Every day when I open the app, it doesn’t bring me to where I left off. I constantly have to try and figure out where I am and hope I can find my last lesson.
Great app, great support!
by Glazed hams on 2020/10/15 00:20
I had a lot of use of this app as a beginner, but then I moved on. I forgot to cancel my yearly renewed subscription before it was paid, but a quick email to support was all it took to get a refund. It is both rare and refreshing to see such a caring and understanding app support like this, 5/5 stars!
Great app!!!! but there’s ads
by Great app but ads on 2020/10/14 21:37
Great app but there is ads I love Yousician someone please e-mail the owner if you find bugs thanks!!
Your great
by Mrwoogd on 2020/10/14 15:14
You taught me everything and i didn’t get premium
Okk
by Addison Rae 20 on 2020/10/14 12:16
I love it I think it helped me sing but you do have to get a membership to be able to be on there for as long as you want it won’t give you any more time and other then that it’s good
Amazing
by NWI Buyer on 2020/10/13 13:19
For me personally a game changer. I have been playing for 30 years and never really was good. I hit a wall and was okay with it. I could play tons of songs and enjoyed playing 3 hrs a week. During the pandemic I used Yousician. I saw such an improvement the first time I used it, I was amazed. It just was the right way for me to learn. It forced me to practice a song over and over again while making it such an enjoyable and fun experience. I also had a habit of just learning the main riff of a song, and this program will make taking on the entire song easier. There are different levels of the song and it all builds on skills. I am addicted to it. I play 3 hrs a day now and use yousician about 4 hrs a week. The theory is really great as well. Amazing program that works great on phone, iPad, or desktop (at least on apple).
It’s what you need!
by RyuH999 on 2020/10/13 12:57
I was learning on my own. This is way better. It starts slow but then you will notice your actually getting better! It’s kind of like guitar hero so it’s fun and you learn at the same time. I tried the 7 day trial and just paid for the year.
Worth the money?
by Nix Words on 2020/10/13 00:52
Great at single note recognition. Not as much if you send your signal into an amp first and then into the program. Too much distortion throws it off. Terrible, awful at chord recognition. The rhythm training on guitar is almost unusable especially if you’re a stickler at getting those number up, not having rookie numbers.
Annoying
by Princess donut lover on 2020/10/12 23:29
Absolutely great app but really? Thirty dollars for one month? And ten minutes a day? I wouldn’t mind if just the lessons were ten minutes but the practice songs are too. It’s really annoying but it teaches so well. It’s a disappointment.
Honestly, Love it.
by Total Krakken on 2020/10/11 22:03
I love this app. It’s so fun a super easy. I recently built my ukulele, (kiwico) and I’ve been trying to find apps to learn how to play it. I love this because even if you have a busy schedule, you won’t miss anything my skipping a day or two. My one issue that won’t lose you a star is the price. With everything going on in life, I can’t pay for premium. Now I know you have to get money somehow, but if you could just lower your prices just a tad, like, 10 dollars or so, this would be AMAZING! The tuning is great, and won’t break your uke. Btw, there is no app as good as this, I’ve checked.
It’s great! But some defects
by Sunaj1478 on 2020/10/11 18:51
Hi. I’m starting out on ukulele, and this app has been great! But I do have a few problems. 1. It constantly spams me to join with a membership and it stops me from playing peacefully. 2. The mic sometimes doesn’t work, I’m playing, but it says I’m completely missing the notes, and it affects my scores. 3. It goes WAY too fast. I have NO idea what I’m doing. I’m on my SECOND lesson, and you expect me to move my fingers and skip strings in 0.2 seconds? It’s crazy! I barely have enough time t9 move my hand across the neck. I’m still working on the second lesson and I can’t get past the third song because of all the moving around, it’s horrible. Please slow down, I have trouble stretching my hands across ONE string, and I’m a beginner, so it’s kind of ruining the experience-
Make sure youre in tune
by Not bored Ashley on 2020/10/11 18:28
I had a problem with the app picking up my sounds even with headphones but I think I was just not in tune.
Awesome APP!!!
by BaoCu on 2020/10/11 05:31
I only started learning about less than 2 months and can really see big improvement. Always love to learn guitar but life and learning never aligned. I tried all the other self learning app and this is at another level. Worth every pennies. I wish there is more song. I find myself paying to buy song from outside. Developer should consider allow user to create and sell song in alp ; so we can get more songs.
I guess I’m not too old for new tricks
by Rgu3t0 on 2020/10/09 05:55
I’ve tried unsuccessfully for years to learn to play guitar and this app has taught me 10-fold. I even tried the singing side of it and was surprised that I was actually signing scales and not sounding like a cat in pain. I took off 1 star for 2 reasons: 1. I’m not sure how the coding works but I wonder if it would be possible to add some sort of countdown (3seconds or so) when starting a lesson after pausing. I find myself panicking to reach for my phone then to immediately start strumming. 2. I wasn’t able to find a suggestion link in the app or on the website to suggest #1. Other than that, even my dad is interested in seeing my results before he starts his journey.
AMAZING
by AAshley338 on 2020/10/09 00:22
This app helped me learn the ukulele and the piano!i totally recommend this app to learn 1 or multiple instruments! I fell like this needs a 5 star or if you can do 100 star it would deserve it!
Love it, needs some improvement... 4 1/2 stars
by doggy poo #2 on 2020/10/08 03:07
This app is the best ever! I love its learning experience and how they motivate you. Although this is my favorite app, I’m disappointed for a few reasons. First, the “need headphones” issue almost all other reviews are talking about is a big one. Using headphones really isn’t a big deal! However, if you don’t have any, the app just will NOT work. The fact that it picks up the noise that the app is making itself is a bad issue. Next, the new update. This one is partly my fault, but still. I clicked onto the app to take a lesson, and it told me to update the app. I wanted to do it, and so I tried to, only to discover my storage was full. May I note that I still had 4 1/2 empty GB. Anyway, I got back into the app to take a lesson and clear up space later and I clicked on the X in the corner. It was a fake X. Now I have to clear up lots of storage for 20 minutes (my tablet takes forever to clear fpr some reason), and in the meantime I just cannot take a guitar lesson. These are some issues, and please clear them. This is still one of my fav apps! Sorry for the long review... bye! Edit: The update thing is less of an issue now, however the fact that you can’t use until updating us SUUUUPERR frustrating. Like, can I just learn guitar BEFORE updating?
It didn’t work for me
by bchjfjt on 2020/10/07 21:26
For some reason it wouldn’t let me like learn how to do it
Really great I love it
by ELISE🍩JOHNSON on 2020/10/07 19:31
Me and my sister use this I’m 11 my sister is 8 I play piano and guitar my sister she does the singing and the ukulele and I learn so many songs from it it is really great!!!
GET THE APP😂😂
by poop🥴🥴😔 on 2020/10/07 04:24
I knew nothing with guitars and now I’m like almost a master so 10/10 for reals
Free
by henno p on 2020/10/06 20:56
I think all of the instruments sould be free to learn with the limitations. It’s dumb👎
Great app!
by dndnmdkdkdapla on 2020/10/06 16:21
This has helped me learn so much. I honestly downloaded it to play only guitar but until I saw all of the options they teach al though you need premium to switch it is DEFINITELY worth buying premium. Definitely download and buy premium!
Ah it’s ok
by David broker on 2020/10/06 12:15
I feel like it helps you in the beginning but then it just gives you a randomly hard song that you can’t get passed i would recommend getting a teacher or even another app over this i’ve tried learning two instruments on this app and it didn’t help me at all
Room for improvement 🤓
by Mr. ML on 2020/10/04 05:54
I love the app but I feel you guys should add more Mexican music ( corridos ). As someone who works in business, adding that genre will definitely increase subscriptions for y’all! Every Mexican kid from ages 14-24 wants to learn how to play but unfortunately due to school funds they don’t. Don’t miss out on REVENUE 🤯🤯🤯🤑🤑🤑🌮
Very helpful.. Great lessons
by aasmet on 2020/10/03 15:17
Very good for a Newbie, it starts your learning from the very fundamentals. Nice
Yousician
by mapickels on 2020/10/03 01:12
Easy to learn and fun as well
The sound wont pick up
by Ashton DT on 2020/10/02 22:34
Ive been using the app and its great that was until the update once i updated it it stopped picking up my notes and said if i was playing an electric guitar to plug in an amp but im playing an acoustic guitar and its frustrating me that it wont pick up the notes i play
GET IT
by angalisukhra on 2020/10/01 18:16
with discipline on your end, this app will help you learn an instrument. It’s truly amazing I love it
It is a great learning
by idukb on 2020/10/01 03:04
It is great try it out!!! M
GREAT music app!
by yousician user2011 on 2020/10/01 00:09
My son used this app for 4 months and already know come as you are by nirvana under the bridge by red hot Chile peppers and seven nation army by the white stripes.
Good and bad
by my spinach apple on 2020/09/30 17:17
I really like to sing and play guitar so, I can do both, but I can’t do any of the songs I like without yousician premium which you have to buy. And you don’t get much time to learn songs. The good thing is that I actually have been learning the Guitar, and how to sing better! But still wish that you didn’t have to buy yousician premium. All in all it’s a really good app and I recommend it.
HELP PLS! Do I have to pay double?
by Arianatorfr on 2020/09/29 22:09
I’m learning to play both the ukelele and the piano But if I Pay $100+ for the year will I be able to learn both of them or you HAVE to pay the subscription for each individual instrument ? @yousician please help !:(
Fun but...
by johny 1we on 2020/09/29 20:34
The lessons are great. and everything in yousician is great but I really like playing songs and yousician barely updates there song choices because every time I go on yousician I’m not excited because there’s not even any new songs it’s all the same songs that I’ve done before and it would be really nice if there were actually daily song updates for new songs
Bad reads
by Kyler Bonini on 2020/09/29 20:29
Barely ever picked up the correct sound, I’ve been stuck on the same song for an hour at a time and never got past the same song
Basssss
by 1970ford on 2020/09/29 19:10
I love this app! Easy to understand,navigate and learn.
Guitar is good but singing is bad
by Point5537 on 2020/09/29 01:44
Singing practices are extremely flawed. I will raise my pitch and the pitch indication will go extremely low
PLEASE READ
by dumbest stuff on 2020/09/29 00:24
This app has caused too many problems. When it would have a 0 to play. It is deaf. YOUSICIAN IS DEAF I TELL YOU. WHAT IS THIS APP? THE “THRIFT STORE”???
Great App
by Anav Mittal on 2020/09/29 00:23
Love all the features but removing one star because scrubbing on mobile is near-impossible on iOS because of the multitasking bar at the bottom.
Glitchy
by Gabe157 on 2020/09/28 21:38
Very glitchy. Frustrating to use as it fails to pick up your guitar even on the simplest songs. Lags horribly between what you play and what the app registers. Pricing locks you into yearly and three month plans. The month to month plan is confusing as its not clear whether you get what the 3 month and yearly plan offers. 2 stars because I absolutely love the idea. Too bad it doesn't work. Epic fail geared towards ripping you off.
It’s a lie
by Artemio Lopez Jimenez on 2020/09/27 23:40
The tuner on the app is a lie it doesn’t really work so don’t waste your time with this app.
It’s amazing
by Magicalcrysta on 2020/09/27 01:28
If you premium it is very cheap I would definitely recommend this app to everyone and it has helped me get through my level
Wow
by axnxg,ff,f on 2020/09/26 14:46
I love the app because it makes it so amazing and it makes our voices in our songs more powerful😺
Notably Poor Accuracy for Piano
by WD409 on 2020/09/26 05:27
The app makes an attempt at grading accuracy while playing a piece. Unfortunately, the app does a poor job. I have been playing piano for over 10 years, and I tried this app out to see if it could offer anything helpful (or just fun). By far, my biggest complaint is that the app inconsistently marked chords as “missed” or “incorrect” when I am 100% certain that I played the music exactly as written. I tested multiple times, each time putting my iPad in a slightly different orientation (thinking it was just not picking up some of the sound). Each time I saw the same issue. I’m also concerned about the way this app teaches (by default) users to read music. Music in the real world is not color-coded and the pianist will not have an animated ball to guide them through the rhythms in a piece. If anyone decides to proceed with using this app, I would strongly urge you to change the notation setting to “sheet” rather than “enhanced” (a misnomer) or “colored”. You may as well learn how to read music properly so that you don’t set yourself up for failure in the future when you want to move on to playing pieces from paper - you also do not want to set yourself up to be dependent upon this app for reading music. Learn what the symbols mean (whole note, half note, quarter note, etc.). Learn what a time signature is. Learn what tempo means and how to estimate 120 beats per minute. Learn the fundamentals & lay the foundation. Sometimes immersion-style learning can create more setbacks and hurdles that you have to correct down the road. Immersion learning is not suitable for learning to play piano. Overall, I would not recommend this app or the style of learning for piano. Instead of paying $180 for a year of this app, consider investing that money into piano lessons (or lessons from YouTube at the very least if lessons are too expensive).
Yousician
by 9Jordan1 on 2020/09/25 01:36
I love the app but I feel like it talks about premium way to much and I feel like I get very little lesson time.
I LOVE YOUSICIAN!!
by whyiplay on 2020/09/24 16:58
I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS APP. IF I CAN GIVE IT MORE STARS I WOULD!! But can you add My Friends by Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Those two I want to be on Yousician. PLEASE PLEASE ADD THESE TWO!! Oh and pls add The Kids Aren’t Alright by The Offspring.
They care too much about their premium
by Raccoons Are Trash Pandas on 2020/09/23 00:35
This app only gives you there own songs to work with and you only have ten minutes for a lesson with some of that time taken away with ads about their premium
THIS APP WILL SCAM YOU OUT OF $179
by ASDLFAJSLJF on 2020/09/22 16:38
This app never prompted me to select a subscription and instead chose the MOST expensive subscription for me. I am a student and cannot buy my books this semester because of this stupid app. This app expects people not to see the $179 charge on their bank statement and refuses to refund, Apple is useless and will not refund me. DO NOT GET THIS APP- YOU WILL BE UNJUSTLY CHARGED FOR $179
This app will make you learn!!!
by boazshinster on 2020/09/22 15:46
This app is Amazing because I only did it for about two weeks and I already learned so much!!!
Get Ready to Pay $130
by Wonder1ust on 2020/09/21 23:54
I downloaded this after seeing some positive reviews, and god, I have no idea how they got here. You practically sit through about 20 minutes of them explaining how to count the strings on your guitar (hyperbole, but you get the idea) and then every time you attempt to progress past, even just using their “Yousician” songs, the free trial is shoved in your face. I really don’t get why people are showing this app any positivity. If you’re willing to pay $130, then sure. Go for it. Looks like a good app. But don’t portray it like anybody outside of the upper class can use it.
This thing rocks
by guitar player 1234 on 2020/09/21 13:34
This is what beginners are looking for.🎸🎸 it’s free lessons and more I really like it my dad and I are guitar lovers. It has a tuner! This thing is awesome
not enough good songs
by Jumptheloopgaming on 2020/09/21 03:47
the app itself is fine and the lessons are easy, if not too easy, to understand, but there aren’t ANY taylor swift songs. like at all. and they have all these weird songs by artists i’ve never even heard of, yet barely any modern pop music! if they have any, it’s 2010’s pop and not even anything from this year.
app broken
by NoahzArk65 on 2020/09/20 20:57
Can’t get past letting go of the crunch part 1 in the singing section, as it finishes but does not unlock the levels after. I can not progress until this is fixed. I will update this if it is patched.
Good
by QueenBroski on 2020/09/20 17:23
Amazing app might be some problems picking up the notes but still a good app
Green
by 4EROD on 2020/09/19 23:50
I feel like a made a really great decision.
Amazing
by Acid-Tunes on 2020/09/19 17:48
I was using this app to play ukulele at the age of 11 I found this EXTREMELY HELPFUL! :) I would suggest this to all my friends, I don’t like that u only get limited time to practice, but still 5/5 👌👌👌
Fix your app
by DrT1211 on 2020/09/17 16:13
This app does not work. I am trying to tune my uke but it is tuning it wrong. I am never ever doing this app again
Acoustic guitar is kind of wonky
by Hater hater hater 71626272 on 2020/09/17 12:53
Great app, having a great time with it and learning a lot. My only real negative feedback is that the note detection with an acoustic guitar can be a little off sometimes. It sometimes registers notes that you didn’t play, but even worse is when it doesn’t hear notes that you _did_ play. It does this seemingly at random, and it makes it really obnoxious when you’re trying to perfect a song. It also frequently tells me to “plug in if you’re using an electric guitar”. I’m playing in a quiet room directly next to my iPad’s microphone so it’s not like I’m far away or playing quietly. The way it senses chords can be obnoxious also. I sometimes screw up a C and get some sour or dead notes in there, but it will register them as perfectly played. However, it _loves_ to tell me I have dead notes on Am even if I don’t. Again, when you’re playing the same some for the 4th or 5th time, trying to perfect it, and you _do_ play it perfectly and it _still_ says you missed, it’s enough to make you want to smash your guitar sometimes.
Good Stuff
by PissOffBezos on 2020/09/17 02:48
Been using this for about three weeks after a long time without playing. I’m working at my own pace and digging my desire to play more. This is due in part to the practice scoring and the time playing status...good stuff. I do have a wish list that could take this app to five stars for me... 1) practice restart only gives you, like, four beats before the song begins again. I can’t get back in position that fast and it’s a bit frustrating. 2) a preview option in practice mode so I can hear and see the song before I start to practice it. 3) an option in practice mode where I can begin and end at a particular measure for a length of measures and loop until I get it right. 4) option to mute vocals when I decrease tempo cause it sounds painfully horrible. 5) More Songs! Overall I like the app and think the price is worth it. I used to pay $45.00 a lesson every week...this is a bargain in comparison. Keep up the good work!
Ummm
by taco🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮 on 2020/09/16 21:16
Ilike the Yousician app but I want to learn two things at once is that possible
Maybe it’s me
by Okthanksb on 2020/09/16 14:25
I think the app is creative and fun. My only complaint is that when I play frets, unless I play the string super soft then I won’t register. I’ve tried head phones and messing with the buffer settings. But it still isn’t fixing the issue. This is what’s stopping me from purchasing the app.
This game needs better work
by GOODIEDMDMDKDKCKCC on 2020/09/16 02:12
I was using this app and I was doing the tutorial and they couldn’t tell from my high note and my 2nd note I was confused and I have to pay for lessons like I don’t want a app that you have to pay for lessons ugh 🙁
Dumb but okay
by DCng430 on 2020/09/16 01:04
It can’t hear my unplugged electric guitar even if I put my phone next to it.
Good
by sean11331 on 2020/09/15 23:23
Amazing app
This is an ok app I guess
by yasir9090 on 2020/09/15 20:35
I have herd people really like this app for learning music but it’s EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE like who has 140$ to just pay
Not good enough
by minor master on 2020/09/15 19:27
Every time I do a c chord it say I’m not doing it good enough I pause it every time to make sure but still says I’m wrong
❤️
by LilGod3212 on 2020/09/15 19:24
This app is so fun I’m learning how to sing and play guitar!
Word of Caution
by methodman615 on 2020/09/15 17:56
I’ve used this app to learn guitar. While it does teach you fundamentals, it takes a decisive effort on your part to avoid coming away from this playing like a robot. Additionally, I’ve noticed a lot of inconsistency in note recognition (i.e. it will recognize a g chord once and not immediately after). Eventually I just had to start ignoring the note recognition and using the app as an overblown metronome. Recording my own playing helped a lot too. In all, it’s sort of a hack for learning the guitar, but there’s a lot to be desired in terms of learning rhythm and just in app mechanics
yousician
by Grey Styles on 2020/09/14 20:52
Yousician has a limited time for people who don’t pay for more lessons and their lessons aren’t proper i was trying to play a fret and i was doing it the exact way it taught me but it wasn’t working come to realize that when i played four lines above the thinnest one as instructed then it counted it right. this is teaching complete rubbish you won’t learn anything from yousician i’m sorry but it’s a .5 stars in my book. Have a great day ❤️😡
I absolutely love this app!
by 8Pat7 on 2018/03/21 06:26
I have the subscription for the guitar. When I first downloaded the app it had some glitches but since the latest update I don’t have any complaints and even when it glitched (the sound wouldn’t play at times usually if the lesson was stopped due to other activity on my phone) if I exited the app and came back it was fine. I only have praise for Yousician! This app has sooo many different helpful components. From video and lessons to songs and challenges (against other users) to charts and emails that encourage you and track your progress. All the video lessons are extremely easy to comprehend and the layout makes it extremely easy to navigate. It is super addictive!!! There are several times Ive been totally sucked in spending hours glued to the app trying to perfect a lesson to rack up gold stars. I promise you the money is beyond worth it! You cannot beat the convenience of going at your pace practicing at any time for as long as you like! There are 3 sections (knowledge, rhythm, and lead). I have completed knowledge and I’m on the 3rd level of rhythm. I love the progressive levels. Rhythm and lead each have 10 levels and knowledge has 5. The gradual build from one lesson to another is pretty much flawless. I’m definitely going to write a review when I’m finished with all 3 sections. This app is my blessing!
Love it, needs some improvement... 4 1/2 stars
by doggy poo #2 on 2020/10/08 03:07
This app is the best ever! I love its learning experience and how they motivate you. Although this is my favorite app, I’m disappointed for a few reasons. First, the “need headphones” issue almost all other reviews are talking about is a big one. Using headphones really isn’t a big deal! However, if you don’t have any, the app just will NOT work. The fact that it picks up the noise that the app is making itself is a bad issue. Next, the new update. This one is partly my fault, but still. I clicked onto the app to take a lesson, and it told me to update the app. I wanted to do it, and so I tried to, only to discover my storage was full. May I note that I still had 4 1/2 empty GB. Anyway, I got back into the app to take a lesson and clear up space later and I clicked on the X in the corner. It was a fake X. Now I have to clear up lots of storage for 20 minutes (my tablet takes forever to clear fpr some reason), and in the meantime I just cannot take a guitar lesson. These are some issues, and please clear them. This is still one of my fav apps! Sorry for the long review... bye! Edit: The update thing is less of an issue now, however the fact that you can’t use until updating us SUUUUPERR frustrating. Like, can I just learn guitar BEFORE updating?
So so enjoyable and helpful
by windfieldz on 2019/02/18 18:15
I can’t recommend Yousician enough. I remember when Rock Band came out I kept saying I wish someone would make something like this where you actually learn and...here it is! I’ve been playing about a year and first, it’s SO fun. Secondly, I am learning so quickly. I do ten minutes a day but usually end up puttering another 10. The people who make this app have put so much thought, care and love into the layout and lessons. I really can’t recommend enough. I have premium bc I thought I’d like to play the famous songs but actually I find I enjoy the ones yousician has a lot more - they are usually not more than two minutes or so and are very carefully composed and calibrated to help you work on really specific things and help you progress. Also a lot of them are some of my favorite tunes now - playing in the park! I still pay for premium thought bc this is a service worth paying for. You will find yourself looking forward to having a few empty moments in your day so you can mess around. Looking forward to what they keep coming up with and THANKS for making such a great app. I would like more instructional videos on exact finger placement and strumming - I think I tug a lot of my strings around and don’t know how to stop.
Beware of Trial
by Landjwil on 2020/03/28 16:01
I signed up for the free trial over Christmas break for my son who now has a guitar. The app was doing okay at first and he seemed to like it. Then it couldn’t hear him well enough and kept asking for an amp to be plugged in (or not giving him credit for the notes he was playing.) An amp we don’t have...so now it just doesn’t seem to pick up what he’s playing despite lots of attempts to make it work. On the last day of the trial, I canceled because this was frustrating him and he quit playing. I had signed up for the 3 month subscription (with the trial you had to commit to something) because it was a good deal if he was really committed. When I went to cancel, it wouldn’t let me because it wasn’t 24 hours before the end of the trial (so technically 6 days...not 7). I emailed Yousician and they told me it was out of their hands and I needed to contact Apple. Well Apple pretty much told me it was my fault that I didn’t read the initial email (which it is in there and I didn’t see it at the time...it is my fault I suppose) but definitely disappointing that there was no grace and I was just out $60. That’ll teach me not to do trials. They always get you one way or another. And I wouldn’t have minded the $60 if the app worked well enough to pick up the sound without extra equipment. Just an 11 year old kid with a busy schedule wanting to learn how to play the guitar. :(
I love this app😍
by my dream singing app on 2020/01/11 17:13
OK soi wanted to learn piano 🎹 money. But it’s different you don’t have to pay money I mean if you want to it’s $30 per month but who want to do that. Instead you can play along with any instrument do you have and it will give you free time to play and once the free times over you try tomorrow. This way you can learn so much, they even did you singing there’s one instrument you can’t plan that, drums. It will ask you for money now and then but you can just refuse. That’s why I give it a five star. Currently in this app I am learning singing and piano, it is so very helpful. It’s helpful when you’re just a nine-year-old and it’s vacation and you have nothing to do.(I am a nine year old) back in my home I took piano classes and didn’t exactly work out because I didn’t know what to do, and he tried so hard I mean I tried hard but I couldn’t understand anything to years later here in America I told him many apps piano apps and ask me for money so I had to delete them but Yousician is different I love it. I know it asks for money but you can just refuse. My mom doesn’t have a car so I can’t go to any classes with this app I can learn anything on the piano sitting at home. In Conclusion this is a great app.
Worth the money pays for itself in 3 lessons
by Metalmadman666 on 2018/02/06 01:40
I am a veteran musician (not a guitarist) I am a vocalist but I always had a guitar laying around, picked it up and learned a few chords but that’s it. Now in my 40’s I decided to pick up guitar a get serious. I know it’s late in life but thought it would be a great hobby away from my normal music and singing career. So I am now on week 2 of the premium version and I love it. I’ve had my guitar in my hands more in 2 weeks than the last 30yrs. I started at the very beginning to be sure not to miss a lesson, trick, or nuance, something I might have rushed or overlooked in the past. I am now at my level, comfort, challenges and knowledge where I left off years ago. I definitely have gotten better with all 3 levels “lead, knowledge and rhythm”. This app is fun and addicting. It keeps you motivated and interested in learning. Definitely worth the money it paid for itself 100 times over in the last 2 weeks compared to the cost of what a real teacher would’ve cost including the time, traveling, gas etc. I’ve tried a few guitar apps and this one is by far the most fun and a lot less frustrating than the others. Can’t wait to learn more. I’ll write another review in 3 months. 🤘💀🤘
Great program. Ripped me off for a full year sub
by positiverpr on 2019/11/01 20:01
The app is great. I signed up for a month. Cancelled this am before the end of the month because I didn’t want to forget(was possible gonna renew later but want gonna have much time next month). With more than a week left on my rx- I sign in and the app makes it appear that I can’t utilize the non-free material because I’ve cancelled but gives me the option to “renew”. I thought that this was very annoying but figured I’d renew then use the rest of my paid month and cancel before the end of the week. The renew option gave no hint that it would do anything other than continue what id already purchased and certainly made no suggestion that by hitting this button that I’d be upgrading to a full year subscription... some thing I’d never even considered. Very misleading. I would approach the makers personally if the site didn’t give you the dead end of “you need to approach iTunes” which then gives an immediate “you don’t qualify for a refund”. I’m not a troll.... not a complainer... and I’m not an idiot. I’ll pay and enjoy the program for a year... but this was a trap. Just posting to hopefully prevent someone else from falling into it.
I like it but there’s something you need to fix
by LuxsGalaxy on 2017/11/04 16:45
I really enjoy learning from Yousician. I’m learning to play the piano at the moment. I learned from my friends and I know a lot of notes and a few songs but I want to learn the basics and try and get really good. One thing I don’t really like though is the premium thing. Like I get that people have to make a profit so you do this premium program but not everyone has the time and money to learn this. I feel like Yousician got more attention if you’d let aspiring piano players (or any instrument) learn faster and for free. Shouldn’t everyone has access to the beauty of music? I have a friend who’s been learning piano for 7 years from her teacher but she has to pay about 100 or something per lesson. So i’d much rather learn from Yousician but I can’t learn as fast and as efficiently as I’d like to because of this silly program. Maybe if you made people pay money for something else in the app like idk maybe to unlock a song you need a certain amount of points and if you don’t have enough you can pay to unlock it. Something like that. I just think that if you made it free that you’d get a lot more attention :) but that’s my opinion. I just hope you agree with me, and thanks if you read this whole thing by the way
Great...but
by Taegan Mae on 2018/12/29 09:36
Yousician has been really helpful in my guitar journey. I have learned a lot about the different ways to play and how to play most effectively, and sometimes it will give you a song to play as part of your lesson. Now I’m not a master guitar player, but sometimes it will tell me that I played the wrong note, when I clearly played the right one. My microphone is clearly exposed to the sound of my guitar and my guitar is fully in tune. I will pluck a string, and it will say that I got it wrong, even though I plucked the right string in the right fret. Worst of all, some lessons require you to get 100% completion on a song in order to move on and complete a skill, so sometimes I will find myself playing a song over and over and over for more time than I would like to spend perfecting every note of the song. Also, things like this can be really frustrating, I would know, and if you play a song without wearing headphones, the microphone will pick up what your speakers are spitting out and tell you that you’re wrong for every note until you wear headphones. It tells you before hand to “wear headphones for best experience” you basically have to wear headphones in order to use the app. And if you don’t have headphones with you, then you’re in quite a pickle. The app is great, but can get very frustrating.
Makes learning fun!
by TARDISKATE on 2017/12/09 22:31
I got my first ukulele while on a cruise to Hawaii. They had fun classes onboard taught by a Hawaiian ambassador. He was such a neat fun guy and had me loving the ukulele. When I got home I wanted to learn more and found this app. This app is fun, easy to understand and has kept me loving my uke. I play daily at least 30 mins using this app. My dad uses it as well with his uke. It’s fun to see how we are progressing on our playing skills. I like how you can practice a song and slow down the tempo. I tend to start at 75% speed to kinda learn the song, cords or fretting. Then I move up in increments of 10% until I feel ready to preform the song in the actual lesson. One thing I’d suggest when using the app. Use earbuds. Sometimes if you have the app too loud it has issues hearing your instrument, if you are a soft player. Earbuds or the like, are perfect as you can clearly hear the lesson and your instrument. As for the price for premium... I think it’s very reasonable. Lessons taught in person would cost much more. Plus this app offers lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele and piano! A great bang for your buck, I’d say. Long story short, if you want to learn to play... I highly recommend this fun app.
Good intentions but bad app!
by vlogbuster on 2019/05/28 00:15
I know the guitar basics like frets picks how to hold it and that. Well the app assumes the basics include all the chords! Ok so I deleted it and chose that I knew nothing. While I was learning the basics this seemed like a very good app. I was about to write a great review about it. Around the first song I realized I was playing the write note but it said I was wrong. Sometimes I was but rarely. The times I was wrong I was around a fret off. Well according to the app I was four strings off. If you play guitar you know how diffract Hi E and low E sound so I don’t know how the app mixed those two up. So every time you finish a song it gives you a ad for the premium version of this game. It’s fine to advertise on your app but after every single thing you do is far past the breaking point! You also get only 10 minutes without premium! Imagine a guitar instructor comes to your house only for ten minutes a day. And like 24 hour day not just comes at 8 on day and 5 on the other. No it’s either 24 hours or more! Remember this is just constructive criticism. Please don’t get offended by this. Here is some advice to make the app better. First only focus on one instrument. You do a mediocre job on around 6 instruments. If you just teach one instrument then it’s mediocre X 6 which would make an amazing emphasis on amazing app so please follow my advice and again this is just constructive criticism so please don’t get offended😊
Free version is a good learning tool
by Camdell on 2018/06/10 15:51
The free version is a good learning tool with plenty of versatility to try different instruments or styles. You do have to put up with an ad every few minutes and there’s a limit to the amount of time you can use in one day, but for beginning or casual players it’s sufficient. The paid version, however, feels like a scam. The monthly version for $20 limits you to one instrument for ad free, unlimited playing. I paid for piano for my daughter and then she got interested in the ukulele =money wasted. The annual version allows you to switch between instruments theoretically, but only if you are willing to cough up $120 up front. Worse: it’s super easy to sign up for a subscription and impossible to cancel. Signing up happens with a click of a button on the app. However, to cancel one has to sign in to iTunes and cancel the subscription. However, after attempting to do this multiple times, Yousician is still trying to charge my debit card every day. The only reason for the 3 stars is the free version. The paid version gets 1 or less! Update: customer service assured me that account had been cancelled; however, a new gift card entered in iTunes was immediately charged. It appears that we paid $20 for the ‘privilege’ of canceling the service. Funds are not refunded when you cancel. This is completely unethical business practice. Too bad because the app concept is good.
Good just a few problems
by Camilerz on 2019/07/16 18:40
This app in general is so good. There’s only a few little problems. When I play piano on this app, it tests me on notes and sometimes the microphone doesn’t work and I get really annoyed. And the other problem is the premium. I really want to get the premium but it’s 160 dollars per year (around there) and some people just can’t afford that. I know you’re trying to get money and all but I think for some people it’s too much and you should lower the price or have another choice for each week or month. If you don’t have premium, you can only practice 10 minutes each day (at least for piano).Other than those problems, it’s a really fun app. Update: okay it’s been a while and the microphone works better now but there’s one major MAJOR problem. It deleted all my progress! I’m restarting everything and I’m really annoyed. I didn’t sign out of my account or anything and it deleted my progress. I might be generous or not for giving you 3 stars. Update again: okay thank you so much for replying back to me it means a lot. I knew about the subscriptions monthly and yearly which I didn’t know you could cancel the monthly so thank you. And thank you for the new content. I will definitely change my rating.
So good it’s upsetting
by f̤̮o̤̮n̤̮t̤̮ɩơ۷ɛཞ on 2020/03/18 17:50
Alright. This app is very good. It really does help you learn and become a better musician. So why did I rate this app 4 stars? I rated it a four because it’s only good for awhile. The first couple lessons are amazing bc you learn quickly and you through them quickly letting you get more lessons in your ten minute lesson times. (If you don’t have premium.) They kinda scam you a little bit. •They make the lessons easier at first •then they make them harder •then you can’t get through as many in the ten minute period •then you feel like you have to get sucked into the premium plan. But you don’t want too bc it costs a lot. It’s a really frustrating endless cycle. Regular guitar lessons can be stressful and cost more than what the premium plan would cost you. But the premium plan still adds up. But then you do another lesson and it seems like they’re just trying to challenge you because then you take a “skill test”. So what I’m saying is after awhile when the lessons get hard enough, they might not give you enough time to get through one lesson, and it makes you want to get premium. Which I understand it’s a marketing thing thats obviously working. So give your marketing person a raise, and lower your premium costs. Because this app is really good.
Blessed With This App
by Lalaallaly on 2018/01/17 03:31
We all know lessons can be expensive in reality. Ranging from as little as $20 to $60 PER lesson, and that’s just for beginners. So how does a blossoming musician learn without being robbed of their money and having to GO TO the lesson, and only able to practice what the trainers assign or what you can find online. To me, that doesn’t sound very convenient. The answer is simple- YOUSICIAN! They walk you through everything, giving you personalized lessons and feedback. There’s such a wide variety of songs, you can almost always find what you’re looking for! I play the guitar, and for as little as $9.99 a month, I’m able to work around my own schedule, not someone else’s to be able to learn the guitar more effectively. I can even tell the app how much time I have for the lesson, and they work with that. Again, this is an inexpensive, convenient, efficient, and effective way to learn your dream instrument. This app works for the busiest people to the people who want to spend all their time learning, and 1 lesson per week isnt cutting it. Don’t spend over a hundred dollars a month on lessons, when you have Yousician right in front of you! 👌🏻Yousician is a blessing!!!
Pretty Great! 4.5 for me
by 6453936299:76737:$ on 2020/07/10 23:11
Guitar has proved to be a lot harder than any instrument I’ve tried so far, so it was really neccessary for me to have a game plan and track to follow. I love the certificates that you can opt to email to yourself, its super cute and makes you feel real proud. I also love how it has lessons on understanding the music and notes itself. I think tgats often overlooked but very important. I would 100% reccomend the pro version if you can, it makes learning a lot more enjoyable without annoying ads and playing original songs ratger than yousician ones. The only complaints i have is that I think that we should be able to skip certain certain lessons or songs. Some are just too hard :/ and I’d rather be able to keep practicing other skills then come back to this. Another complaint I have, I think that it’d make the app even better if you had the chords and notes to more popular songs that we could choose to play similar to the challenges or guitar tabs. Also it would be amazing if we had song library where we can practice our favorite songs we’ve played throughout the lessons. But overall its a pretty great app.
life changer.... ❤️ ✨
by RainbowKitty1000000 on 2020/10/19 18:53
I got this app yesterday and it’s already changing my life. I’m starting to understand singing a lot better. This also gives lessons for other instruments, too, so i’m assuming that the lessons for learning the instruments are just as amazing as the singing lessons. Why do people spend all this money for other singing lessons when they can just get Yousician for free? I have a dream of becoming a singer when I grow up (I’m 10 years old so), and this is really helping me get on track. I was very lost at singing and after a few lessons in this app I feel more secure with singing. They include songs, workouts, and missions & lessons in this app and it’s amazing! They also included plenty of details for singing. I only have like 2 or 3 lessons done, I know, I’ve done barely any but I feel like this app is super good. There’s only one thing about this app that I kind of don’t like but I do understand why they did it. My complaint is how most of the songs they have to offer are for Premium+. I understand that they need money but still. 🤗 Anyway I love this app PLEASE DOWNLOAD!! 😌
Great app but...
by GodsGirl618 on 2018/05/19 13:08
Yousician has been an awesome app. Ive been using the app to learn both guitar and ukulele the past few weeks and have progressed fairly quickly, but not without some frustrations. Frequently the app has trouble distinguishing me from its own background track, and will fail me on a song that I am playing correctly. This forces me to go back and play the song again, usually an extra 3 or 4 times, before it will pick up enough of my playing to allow me to move on with the lesson. I also wish it would teach you a few more songs that I could play outside of the app. I have gotten through several levels on both instruments and have not really learned any songs on either. Playing along with the music during the lesson works well enough, but when you’re done with your lesson the app pretty much locks down everything, including the songs you’ve already unlocked, unless you have premium. This is new since the update, and I wish it would go back! I understand not being able to access new content outside your allotted 10/15 minutes without paying, but without being able to practice what you’ve already started working on, it really slows down progress.
Good tool for practice
by Bags4028 on 2019/01/04 05:31
I’m already a working musician (rhythm guitar and bass in a couple of bands), so I came to Yousician to work specifically on lead guitar skills it’s been easy to neglect. On that, it has delivered; I’m a more confident soloist than I was a year ago, with more techniques in my repertoire. This wasn’t a goal, but I’m also more comfortable playing against a click track. Bonus! A few quibbles: The app doesn’t seem to judge the quality of notes—I’ve gotten a “Perfect” for clams that I would never accept in a recording session. Some of the fingerings seem a little off, more commonly in the assigned finger than in the fret/string. I’ve occasionally gotten stuck in what feels like an endless practice loop of the same song: I think I’m done with it, and then it’s there the next time I open the app, and it must be passed before I can move on to anything else. And the synthy-ness of the arrangements can be a little annoying (though it’s probably a necessary evil to accommodate the tempo shifts). Still, this does what it says it does, and the structure really does make you practice more. I’m not sure I would make this (or any app) my only approach to learning an instrument, but it’s a great supplement.
Premium is a bit shady
by Nate 4321 on 2018/08/30 06:28
I purchased the premium for ukulele version of this app for about $120 for the year. It’s by far the most money I’ve ever spent on an app, but it’s cheaper and more convenient than scheduled lessons so I thought why not. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from the app but recently felt cheated when in my lesson popped up a song, Brown Eyed Girl, which I was excited about because many of the songs are a bit obscure they give you to play and I knew this song. But it was just an ad for their Super Duper Premium, or whatever they call it. I don’t believe this was offered when I originally subscribed and I was under the impression I had unlimited access; it’s definitely a bit shady to change terms after a purchase has been made; it boils down to they want another $60. This begging for more money leaves me feeling cheated. I thought I was paying for ad free and yet... That said, my kids each have free accounts and get the same songs I do, but can only do a ten minute lesson instead of the unlimited time I get. That time is perfect for them. It’s a very fun app and I do feel like I’ve learned a lot, but unfortunately I still do feel a bit cheated by Yousician and probably won’t renew their premium service.
Almost good.
by Rbally10 on 2018/12/12 21:30
What the app does well, it does well. Teaching the basics to beginners, proper technique and the like. However at the door of all of that, when you’re getting into playing the songs that are available, it really loses its shine. The song list is extremely basic, I constantly find myself listening and filling in tons of blank spaces. Single note trains isn’t fun or challenging for a bass player and leads me outright frustration. Some of the best known bassists aren’t even on the playlists, aside from rhcp, and some classic players from the ages. The problem with this is while it structures the fundamentals for bass, it doesn’t teach or challenge a player into becoming an outstanding bassist that really stands out on stage. Seeing as I paid the full 180 dollars for the year subscription, I feel I have grounds to complain about this. I also recommend, if the developers even read this, to include an option to disable vocals. The singers are very jarring to listen to. A playlist of songs that are incrementally more challenging and use unorthodox Basslines is something I hope to see in the future; as it stands for bass the song choices are incredibly monotonous. I can only speak for the bass side of things.
This is the best!
by HealthFreakJu on 2019/08/07 03:14
OMG I have wanted to play guitar for 2 years now and now I can actually play it! I have had this app for 3 days and it has literally changed my life in so many ways and all of them are good ways! It can teach you in a short amount of time I have already done 6 exercises and I think I’m ready to join a competition please get this app it is amazing and I give it 5 stars no duh! I love this app and feel like it’s perfect for anyone who needs to either let the music hold your sad and depressing feelings (me) and also people who want to start a hobbie or career I feel like the people who made this picked the right one to make, they could have chose a lot of other things but they chose music the thing that lifts people up and gives them hope when they are down music is apart of us and we wouldn’t be able to be kind and amazing people we are today without it so get Yousician the best music teacher you’ll ever have! And remember music will guid you through your way to happiness so the shorter you download it the better you will feel. Music is love.
Total Garbage
by WorkBoat7 on 2019/07/28 08:10
This app is ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR BEGINNERS. It’s a 110% waste of you money. It a great concept but, it doesn’t work. When your playing it doesn’t pick up the notes consistently or evenly enough. Sometimes it will register a note in a song and other times it will not. Sometimes it will tell you, you are early or late playing a note. Sometimes you play the same note right on Time an it will register it as being wrong. So if your a beginner on an intermediate player it hard to get good feedback on what’s really going on in terms of if you doing things right or wrong. Instead of adding more songs what they need to do fix the basics. Creating software that is dead on accurate in terms of registering every note correctly. I paid for the basic subscription and I totally regret it. I will definitely cancel it before it renews again. If they ever bother to fix this issue, then it will be just what they claim it to be the “the best way to learn guitar”. As it stands no this app is TOTAL GARBAGE. If you are a beginner it will only hold you back long term.
The reason I cancelled
by UnaZarzaEnLlamas on 2020/08/23 17:28
I believe this app has good intention for beginners. I will tell you that videos and tutorials have good structure and take you through the right path of consistency to learn to play an instrument accurately. To learn to play an instrument is key to express yourself day in and day out through music. So, about structure, and since this a good tool to practice, I give you, guys, a thumbs-up. However... the reason I have rated this app 4-star is because it truly doesn’t make me feel like I progress. The difficulty level is questionable. There are times the app doesn’t recognize the notes I’m playing, and some songs seem to get a bit difficult to play for mere beginners, which makes me feel frustrated and stuck on the same songs for days of practice (even if you were to play that song for an intensive 30 min lesson). So no, I don’t think this app is wack, or a waste of money, don’t get me wrong. No hard feelings. But I don’t think it’s intended for beginners. I look forward to solidify my knowledge and some basics first before coming back. Later on, I would definitely give you guys a second try.
Great Idea, Terrible Platform
by Electromagnet83 on 2018/06/29 21:52
I’m so frustrated with this program right now. I bought it because I like it but it’s extremely difficult to get the program to read all of your notes. I’m a 20 year guitar veteran who is going through everything to try and get all the gold stars before I advanced to the higher stuff. I first started out using my phone but the sound coming out of the phone conflicted with the sound going in the phone and cost a bunch of problems. So I started using headphones. This works great when you’re playing bass, there are rarely issues. But when playing guitar I’ve had to go as far as using a USB interface on my computer plugging the guitar directly into it and using the amp sounds within the program. However it regularly grinds to a halt like the audio engine can’t support it, even though I’m running it on a really good system that I custom built. There’s one particular exercise were in a matter how many times I hit this one particular low email it won’t register it. A succession of two emails and it just won’t register the second one like two out of three times. Making it impossible for me to get gold stars and making me very frustrated. I’m so mad at this program right now
Amazing app! Just a small suggestion...
by TheVoodoolover on 2020/03/30 21:12
This app is truly amazing! There is I think five different instruments you can choose from, and you can do all at once if you’d like. There is singing, guitar, piano, bass, and ukulele. I use singing and guitar and piano. They all work extremely well, and after a couple days of practice I am already getting better! And I did not get the premium. My cousin did though and she is WAY better at the guitar now! One thing I do suggest for the guitar is you use headphones because it picks up other sounds easily sometimes. There is something that is kinda annoying. I was going to do the monthly premium thing, but it every month. It’d be great if there was something I could do to buy it for only one month. I just want to pay for a single month because I do t have enough money for every month all the time. But it isn’t a big deal because I still am learning at a very fast rate! Highly recommend!!!
Singing great, guitar tuning terrible
by Charger_Law on 2020/07/16 18:31
I’ve been using this app for a while now for my singing, and it’s been great, but a bit ago I tried to guitar lessons on it, and the part that helped you tune the guitar was absolute trash. It either said I was to high or too low, never in the middle. It also would say that I needed to make it lower, so I would try, and I would barely tune, because at this point it was so tight it was almost impossible to make tighter, and then it said I was way to low and needed to make it higher, once again, I just barely turned the thing to tune it, and it was saying it need to be lower. It also, would stay in the middle between perfect and way to high, and would never move, except for when that one part I just mentioned would happen. I bet even if I went to a professional tuner it would say it’s to high or to low. Please, please fix this. If it wasn’t for that, then this would probably be 5 star review. Well, 5 star if that wouldn’t happen, and you didn’t have to install an entirely different app for piano. Also, please make the daily lesson time longer, it is WAY too short. Make the limit 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Annoying bug keeps me from playing
by K4rm4 Ki115 on 2018/10/17 02:31
When I first got yousician, I thought it was an amazing app and I learned how to play real fast, well in my perspective at least. Anyhow, I like being on call with people and I used to stay on call while playing in yousician, but one day an update stopped that. Basically now, anytime I try selecting a song or tuning my guitar, it says “please select an audio output” so I pick one of the following, after that it tells me that it failed. I’ve tried most of everything I could. In the end, im not able to use the app when on call, I have to end the call to play and I don’t like that. Other than this, everything is fair and amazing. I just can’t use the app as much and no longer plan on buying premium, why would I if I don’t use the app often. If I find a way around this, if it fixes, or something that allows me to use the app while on a call, I’ll gladly change my review. (Edit after response) -already contacted support after putting up this review, sadly enough after they looked into it, they said the mic won’t work with the call on, and they recommended me use the app after I’m off call... I wouldn’t be here if it was just as simple as me ending the call.
What once was a great app is now ruined
by dariusmr on 2018/12/26 03:06
I’ve virtually never written a review in my life but I felt compelled to in this situation considering how much I used to love this app. I downloaded Yousician over a year ago and was initially blown away. I used to take guitar lessons when I was much younger and the app made it so easy to pick it back up again. Lessons used to be guided with videos and your progression in technique was mapped out in a diagram that outlined what had been completed and what was yet to come. There were several other competitor apps that I considered but what really set Yousician apart was the community of shared and user created content. With recent updates to the app they’ve removed user created content wiping out 90% of their artist and song catalogue. (For those of you who don’t understand the significance of this, user created content enabled you to find virtually any song you were looking for.) After reading that “popular” songs were reserved for premium+ subscribers I upgraded only to be disappointed, again, at the lack of content. For any new users reading who have signed up since July/August, this app used to offer so much more without having to trick people into paying more for less. And what an absolute shame, it really used to be great.
Great app! Few minor tweaks
by gogaton on 2018/11/25 21:56
There seems to be some issue with logging in when starting up. I kept getting logged out and a couple times had to restart all progress from scratch because it didn’t save onto my account for some reason. Also, when learning the guitar, the “chord checker” trainings are WAY too strict in my opinion. One string will be only slightly not ringing out, but otherwise the chord sounds good and it won’t let me move on. That level of strictness is good for if I’m supposed to play x number of chords exactly right to move on. But when it requires a lot of chords to be played in a short amount of time and it will only accept them if each one is absolutely entirely technically perfect it’s way too difficult for a beginner. I keep getting stuck on those lessons for hours and not able to get past which is super frustrating. I know for an advanced player changing chords quickly and accurately is crucial. But as a beginner I just want confirmation that I’m doing it at lost almost totally right so I can keep learning, then I can go back and fine tune and perfect.
Acoustic guitar is kind of wonky
by Hater hater hater 71626272 on 2020/09/17 12:53
Great app, having a great time with it and learning a lot. My only real negative feedback is that the note detection with an acoustic guitar can be a little off sometimes. It sometimes registers notes that you didn’t play, but even worse is when it doesn’t hear notes that you _did_ play. It does this seemingly at random, and it makes it really obnoxious when you’re trying to perfect a song. It also frequently tells me to “plug in if you’re using an electric guitar”. I’m playing in a quiet room directly next to my iPad’s microphone so it’s not like I’m far away or playing quietly. The way it senses chords can be obnoxious also. I sometimes screw up a C and get some sour or dead notes in there, but it will register them as perfectly played. However, it _loves_ to tell me I have dead notes on Am even if I don’t. Again, when you’re playing the same some for the 4th or 5th time, trying to perfect it, and you _do_ play it perfectly and it _still_ says you missed, it’s enough to make you want to smash your guitar sometimes.
Don’t put a price on knowledge
by snarflet on 2020/01/25 00:23
I love this app I just started playing acoustic guitar and I have learned a lot but there is one problem you don’t get lessons easy time you want there’s a certain amount of lessons you can do in a day and that is really annoying cause some people don’t want to spend $27 dollars a month to learn how to play an instrument education should be free because you can’t put a price on knowledge and you guys are really being unfair to the people who don’t spend money on apps like me and I really want to learn how to play this instrument but you guys are giving me the restriction of learning. Fix this please this is something that other people would agree on. And maybe if you don’t stop doing this I have an idea that might make people happy cut your price in half or maybe more and then people would do that because people hate things that cost a lot of money. And they might tell their friends and family about this app. Please do this not just for me but for other people who would agree with me.
Good except for one thing
by Slopok1 on 2019/06/24 21:11
I have been using this app for a little while now and I’ve been loving it! I enjoy how the songs aren’t too fast for beginners and you can try them over and over again. I also like practice mode, where you can slow down how fast the song goes so you can work your way up to the normal speed. The only reason I’m rating this 4 stars is because almost every time I go to start a song this message pops up with the option to try out the 7 day free trial. I understand that Yousician wants to get as many people to try or buy the Premium stuff, but I don’t want to be shown the offer 3 times during my free lesson time, and it takes away from my time as well. Point being, I’m tired of seeing the pop up message and I just want to get to my song. This happens every single day I practice. I don’t need to be shown something over and over again. The only message I will accept is the one that lets you know when you free lesson time is up, but the others are unacceptable. Thank you.
Amazing! But one huge problem.
by tapia.angel13 on 2018/11/07 05:36
I’m willing to change this to a 5 if this gets fixed. The way it teaches is great! It pretty much makes learning music into a fun game. I was using it when I first started, it’s been 6 years and I’m starting to use it again to refine my skills. What really irritates me, are the videos. It will play for 2 seconds, until it starts stuttering and cutting out. Then I stop. Rewind. Does it over and over again. I’ve tried getting on and off different wifis, it’s not my connection. It’s always the same. I’m unable to use the videos because they’re so frustrating to try and get to speed without stopping. It gets to a point where I’m unable to actually learn anything from the videos because it won’t go on for more than 2 seconds at a time. If this gets fixed, I’d be more than pleased. But I’m super visual and I really enjoy having videos to go on top of the practices. I’m worried for when I get to the level where I actually am in real life, and to where I’m actually going to have to start learning things I don’t already know on the program.
Tab
by Dan50243 on 2017/10/30 06:39
So I downloaded this because I'm new to the ukulele (like 5 days new). I'd had pretty good practice before downloading this (I knew how to read tab and was pretty good at quickly moving between chords) the only thing that bothers me about this is when I have to play. While the bouncy ball/track aesthetic seems like a fun way to learn, to me it's just confusing and causes me to lose track of what string the ball is going to bounce on vs. where my finger is. Is there a way to convert tests/practices to regular tab rather than a track? If not please add that in. Other than that, this has been extensively helpful. *Update* I played around with it and found something similar to what's mentioned above. But not enough. It would be much more helpful if the track at least ran vertically instead of horizontally. What would be most helpful is a page showing the individual tabs with a mini track going through the them rather than laying them on a track. I imagine that'd be a hell of a lot cheaper to animate than what you guys got now.
One of the best apps I’ve ever used
by Wombat3456 on 2018/09/14 04:23
I rediscovered my love for playing guitar through this app. Before, I was in a rut from not knowing what to play or do when I sat down to practice. Since using yousician however, I haven’t had this problem. It gives me plenty to work on every day, for as much as I want. Plus, with the love feedback and data it tracks, I’m able to see my progress (I’d love to see more analytics in future releases). The songs are varied, unique, and provide great foundation for playing more advanced songs you actually care about. My absolute favorite feature is the practice mode. You can slow down the tempo of anything you’re working on, to literally any speed, then yousician will automatically increase or decrease the tempo based on how well you perform. This app is well worth the money I paid for it. Stick with it, and you’ll get great returns on your investment (fun, guitar skills, and anything else that comes from playing).
Love it but could be even better
by Will McTell on 2020/08/02 19:06
I am very impressed and happy with this app and have seen definite improvement in my playing. One area of feedback I would recommend is a supplemental teaching video or demonstration that goes along with different songs. For example, if a certain song has a unique fingerpicking style or a difficult chord change, perhaps a video with a teacher explaining the unique aspects of the song and the important technique highlighted in the song, then perhaps the learner would more easily identify and master those aspects of the song with more understanding. For example, “this blues song is in the key of A and much of the solo section uses this scale (demonstrate the scale and/or link to a practice exercise) and this major 7th chord in section two is what makes this song unique and challenging." While playing more slowly in practice mode is important, there are more ways to guide the learner to understanding.
Worth The Price of Admission to the World of Musicians
by MrGetz on 2018/03/20 15:24
Started learning the guitar (classical) through Yousician four weeks ago & have progressed faster than I thought possible... Serious about learning the guitar? Want well thought-out, fun, interesting, motivating, intelligent, and logically presented lessons & information designed for individual pacing? Looked into guitar lessons but don’t have the flexibility to commit to a regular time and place on a weekly basis? Have you calculated the cost of annual guitar lessons with a professional teacher? Yousician has earned Apple’s Editors’ Choice and my recommendation because it epitomizes the power of an App: the power to teach effectively & the power to learn efficiently, entertainingly & conveniently. ...Some days I practice for 10 minutes & others I practice for over an hour. Yousician allows you to cater your lessons to your schedule. Yes, for an app it initially seems to have a high price but the annual subscription equates to less than 4 one hour lessons with a good professional guitar teacher & you can learn at the pace your sore fingertips allow. Whether I practice for 10 minutes or an hour, Yousician has proven to represent a great investment towards reaching my guitar playing goals. I also plan to Yousician some piano skills soon. Yousician: well worth the price of admission to join the world of musicians. Not affiliated with the creators — just an avid and appreciative Youser;-)
This app is amazing, with room to improve
by Batcat43 on 2018/10/12 15:14
I'm an absolute music beginner and I have been using Yousician for guitar for about a month. I live the app and feel like I'm making real progress. Practice mode is very helpful for slowing down the tempo, honing in on the trickiest parts of a song, and repetition. The lessons are well-designed and the feedback is genuinely motivating. Hearing the Aussie accented "instructor" compliment me on my performance is surprisingly uplifting. A couple areas for potential improvement: first, I'd love to be able to print out the guitar tabs so I could practice offline and get used to reading tabulature in non-electronic format. Second, I wish I could have another family on my account, but with separate profiles so we could both be learning at our own pace, even if it required a small upcharge. And hopefully Yousician will continue to be able to license more and more well known songs to add to the fun.
Too soon to tell
by Antilabel13 on 2019/08/11 13:18
So far it’s been fun, free version is super basic so it’s way to early to tell if it’s any good for learning songs or improving certain higher-level skills. But over all it’s like playing guitar hero with an actual guitar which makes practicing fun and gratifying. However it’s quite expensive for the paid version which is a bit of a turn off. If the price could be a little lower say $100 or $125 for a year. That would be more reasonable to me. Update: developer responded to my review with some generic message stating there is both yearly and monthly membership options the yearly requiring a commitment and the monthly being able to be cancelled anytime. Felt this response was unneeded as I’m not an idiot and could see that for myself and it doesn’t address the issue I had with the price. So thanks for the response I guess? Makes me question what level of customer service one could expect from this company; it certainly didn’t give me any more confidence in purchasing a membership on the platform.
The Best Teacher
by Espressoft on 2020/04/25 03:16
I always loved the guitar but after the first time I took a class for it in the 6th grade, I thought I would never be able to play it. Yousician changed that for me. My girlfriend recommended it to me when she was taking piano lessons from the app. It does more than just make you watch video tutorials. The app helps tune your guitar by listening to you strum each string, and it starts out with easy videos and interactive strumming techniques that listen to you while you play so you know you’re doing it right. It’s like you have a REAL instructor there with you. I just got the premium, and I have to say, playing to songs that you know makes the experience that much more enjoyable. After you learn the basics, you can decide what kind of experience you want to learn which I thought was very cool. There’s lessons for those who want to just rock out solo, those who want to play as more of a rhythmic background, and those who simply love music theory and reading music. Best part about it, YOU CAN DO ALL THREE! I know $200 a year these days sounds pricey, but the cost of guitar lessons are usually much MUCH more. You’re definitely getting your money’s worth. Get the free trial and see for yourself !!!! Take it from someone who thought at the age of 22 that they’ll NEVER be decent at the guitar and doesn’t have an instrumental bone in their body.
Good idea, but not executed properly.
by cuckoofish03 on 2017/09/30 19:57
This app is such a great idea, and I’m so glad it’s mostly free, but there’s a huge difference between the lesson and the test. How frustrating is it when you know the material and do well at playing it and then you take the test and it’s completely different and much more complicated? It’s very frustrating. That’s what Yousician does. The lessons will give you a few chords to play and they’ll slow down the song for you when you are tested at the end of the lesson, but when a skills test comes up, there’s no practice, slowing it down, pausing it, or warning as to what you will have to play. Usually these are hard and quite frankly frustrating tests that (even though they only use the things you learned) go much faster than you’re used to. Taking one of these tests usually will have you extremely frustrated or maybe in tears. Another problem: for some reason, every time I use the app, it doesn’t automatically use my iPhone microphone to pick up sounds, so when I forget to turn it on, it fails me when I play at all because it won’t pick up noise. Please fix this; it’s insanely frustrating. They also don’t teach piano chords the easier way, and even though I knew how to play chords already, since I needed to unlock newer lessons, I had to relearn them in a strange and much harder way on Yousician. Once again, it’s such a great idea and has been pretty helpful in learning piano, but there are some big problems in the way of success.
Super helpful but incomplete.
by Alliecat03 on 2019/06/02 16:51
I decided to pick up a yousician subscription again to learn bass over the summer because I had a really good experience when I used it to learn the ukulele. It’s really helped with my technique, speed, and motivation, and I like that I can practice by myself and for as long as I want. It also has helped me learn some basic music theory that is helpful for the bass. However, coming back, it seems like the interface is a little more empty- I couldn’t find the community/fan made songs anymore? The song choices are kind of basic and lacking. I was hoping to learn some green day bass lines with yousician but it seems there is none, I assume because of copyright and ownership stuff, but it would be nice to bring back the community made/make your own tab thing. Not a big deal since you can find tabs all over the internet, but it’s helpful to use yousician since it gives real time feedback and you can slow it down to practice.
No app cares less about its users
by jqlogic on 2019/01/23 01:45
I’ve used this app for almost a year, paying an annual subscription for the highest level of functionality. It could be amazing. But the general pattern has been to remove functionality again and again, in particular the ability to create and practice your own songs, with no communication at all to the end user. I spent many hours laboriously keying in songs I wanted to practice into Yousician. I even bought a special program (guitar pro) just in order to get my songs on the Yousician platform so I could practice them. Then one day, poof — Yousician deleted every single one of my songs. No explanation offered. I emailed to ask whether my songs would ever come back. No response. From an app I’m paying over $100 a year to use. It’s hard to explain how it feels to have songs you have spent dozens of hours practicing just deleted one day, with no comment. All the stats, and the metrics you were using to progress—gone. The level of disregard Yousician has for its users is truly shocking. It’s not hard to keep an open line of communication with your users, but Yousician doesn’t bother.
Good at teaching, bad at being user friendly
by 1930768427584348 on 2018/09/30 00:18
My main complaint with this is just how often there is an ad to use the “pro version” or whatever. Practice times are very short, so having constant reminders that if i fork over money, i can play as long as i want is really annoying. I’m not paying $15 per month, that’s way too much for what it’s worth, so stop cramming it in my face . I don’t mind the suggestion of a pro version, but just do it once when the session is over. The app itself though, is definitely pretty good, it teaches well and has a pleasant user face. HOWEVER, it’s not $15 good. The price is especially a rip off if you only plan on learning 1 instrument, $10 for one instrument is outrageous. If i were learning from an actual person that sat right next to me and taught me how to play, then that would be more reasonable, but it’s not, it’s an app on your phone. Maybe if the app itself costed a flat rate of $15 then it would be okay, but 15 a month is dumb. I could go get lunch twice for $15.
Best Teacher Ever
by Axe966 on 2019/12/20 22:40
I recommend this app to anyone trying to learn guitar. I’ve taken guitar lessons from 2 separate teachers over the years and was unable to really learn how to play. I had given up trying. My guitar sat under my bed for years until I found this app and dusted off my LP. Within weeks of using the free version I learned more than I had ever learned taking lessons. (Maybe I had bad teachers) but I paid for those lessons! Initially I was hesitant about the annual price. When you break it down it’s approximately 1-2 months what you’d pay taking lessons from a “teacher”. It sounds silly but this app changed my life. I’ve always dreamed of playing guitar but thought it was impossible. I now play weekly in my church worship band. I’m not great but consider myself a very competent guitarist. Been using the paid version for about 3 years. I absolutely love it and would recommend to anyone!
Does some things well....
by Chris1960! on 2019/03/02 14:53
It definitely teaches you to find chords and notes without looking at the fretboard because you have to follow the bouncing ball. However, I am gold through level 5 and wouldn't say I can play guitar. The knowledge path teaches you essential but very basic music theory. In the lead path it randomly throws scales at you without much explanation. The video game like play is good and bad. The good is that it gives you a feeling that you are progressing and you are but you can’t rely on it alone to teach you. It's more like harder and harder exercises so you have to supplement it with some other type of learning. It's not perfect in hearing what you are playing which can be frustrating. One last thing: transcribe and learn some songs and try to play them without following the ball. This will improve your timing and simulate real world playing. All in all it's one of the best apps I've tried but mix it up with something else like GuitarTricks.
I wanna like this app but...
by CCBacara on 2019/11/10 03:41
Ok I first thought this app was great! All the lessons! I played for about 5 minutes after downloading it, and by the end of those first minutes, I already hated it. Everything is very expensive! I am just someone, with big dreams trying to improve my singing abilities, and I thought this app would be a great boost of help, but I was sadly mistaken. I really had high hopes for this app, but it wasn’t everything I hoped it would be. I don’t want to get the premium package, because it is a little overpriced for what it is. I can only do one lesson a day, without premium, and I can’t even sing any songs, cause there is not a big variety and they are all premium. I will now be looking for other apps, that hopefully, help me in other ways then money. Also, please stop playing the ad to promote your own game. I know these free apps need ways to fund themselves, so go get other apps and companies to display there ads! I really wanted the app, but I was let down really fast, please make some big changes and maybe my opinion of the app, will change.
Great game with some issues
by ikhvsajkjea on 2020/10/27 16:16
I really love this app I really do it does help me learn my ukulele but sometimes when I play I do the right fret but it says I’m wrong I don’t get why they happens and another thing is that when i learn to sing as well (even though I know how to sing I just wanted to see if they’re good enough to make me a better singer) I try to do my lowest voice (not as possible) but it go’s up that’s just weird. I’m fine with that issue of singing but I really don’t appreciate the ukulele issue it’s happening more often now. Another thing I don’t like and I wish they would add is that it keeps asking me to do a trail and it’s like 100s of dollars for the I think a month to pay. I wish they would add a button of like never reminding again and probably in the future it would have another button to get back in just Incase we change our mind of doing premium since we’ll probably be all grown up and got a little extra cash to have no idea what to spend on :P thanks for reading
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Yousician - Your Music Teacher
Description
Yousician is your personal music tutor for the digital age, covering Guitar, Singing, Ukulele and Bass! Learn and play thousands of songs on your real instrument with clear, instant feedback as the app listens along. Start your free trial today and experience all we have to offer! Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. The app listens to you play and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing. Our curriculum, designed by expert music teachers, will help musicians of all levels improve, from complete beginners to professionals. Step-by-step video tutorials guide you through each lesson. Fun and addictive gameplay tracks your progress and keeps you motivated to practice and learn. You’ll be amazed how fast your skills advance. So go grab your guitar, bass or ukulele, or go sit at your piano or keyboard, and start playing now! Who is this for? • Singers, Pianists, Guitarists, Bass & Ukulele players • Complete beginners • Advanced & professional musicians • Music teachers What is included? • Over 1,500 missions & exercises, with hundreds of videos, covering all the skills you need: sight reading sheet music, classical and pop songs for Piano, and for Guitar and ukulele you’ll learn chords, strumming, melodies, lead, fingerpicking and more. • Yousician also teaches you music theory and Includes special trainers for each skill & chord. • A Weekly Challenge, where you can compete with friends and millions of Yousicians worldwide. How does it work? • It listens to you sing or play the piano, guitar, bass or ukulele • It gives you instant feedback on your performance • It takes you through awesome songs and step-by-step tutorials that suit your playing level • It makes learning fun with rewarding gameplay and challenges __ SELF-LEARNERS Yousician has been developed with the world’s most innovative and experienced music teachers. It is perfectly suited for self-learning or as a supplement to learning with a teacher. With step-by-step tutorials and constant feedback you can always be sure you’re playing right. PLAY WITH PIANO / GUITAR / BASS / UKULELE Yousician is played with a real instrument, and requires no additional equipment. The phone’s microphone listens to you play and the app tells you how you’re performing. PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION Subscribe for unlimited and uninterrupted playtime across all platforms. Subscriptions are annual and monthly. Prices may vary in different countries. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s iTunes Account Settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. ABOUT YOUSICIAN Yousician is the largest and fastest growing music educator in the world with over 10 million users. We believe musicality can and should be as commonplace as literacy. • https://yousician.com/privacy-notice • https://yousician.com/terms-of-service SUPPORT Are you having problems? Visit support.yousician.com to use our Knowledge Base or contact us directly with your questions. Feedback and suggestions? Login and make your voice heard at feedback.yousician.com Join the Yousician community on Facebook and Twitter: • https://www.facebook.com/yousician • https://twitter.com/yousician Download our other app: GuitarTuna, the #1 tuner app worldwide
Pretty okay
by highly irritated23456653 on 2020/10/28 17:53
Sometimes it doesn’t here the notes you play. Or it doesn’t give you credit for the notes you played which is pretty annoying
Great game with some issues
by ikhvsajkjea on 2020/10/27 16:16
I really love this app I really do it does help me learn my ukulele but sometimes when I play I do the right fret but it says I’m wrong I don’t get why they happens and another thing is that when i learn to sing as well (even though I know how to sing I just wanted to see if they’re good enough to make me a better singer) I try to do my lowest voice (not as possible) but it go’s up that’s just weird. I’m fine with that issue of singing but I really don’t appreciate the ukulele issue it’s happening more often now. Another thing I don’t like and I wish they would add is that it keeps asking me to do a trail and it’s like 100s of dollars for the I think a month to pay. I wish they would add a button of like never reminding again and probably in the future it would have another button to get back in just Incase we change our mind of doing premium since we’ll probably be all grown up and got a little extra cash to have no idea what to spend on :P thanks for reading
It’s a amazing app!!
by natethegreat33 on 2020/10/26 18:30
My life is not cupcakes and rainbows and sometimes I get frustrated or mad and playing the piano or bass really helps me focus on what I have and what most people don’t. - Madalyn Lucia
Stupid app
by oceanuni2011 on 2020/10/25 16:45
It will not let me play the songs I want and why does it have to have Internet I barely get Internet and why does it have a premium this app is horrible it won’t let me play my favorite songs it won’t let me play after my lesson and it’s charging me to play songs after my lesson that’s stupid stupid stupid
Love the app
by Heywould on 2020/10/25 07:29
Love the app I'm new and this is really making it fun to learn
Yousician
by EthanMcCabe on 2020/10/25 01:42
Really enjoy the songs you play along to and the comprehensive learning paths really helped me to progress not only my guitar playing but my musical knowledge
No reason
by Brody2028 on 2020/10/24 21:19
Lol
Terry
by terry shin boss on 2020/10/24 19:14
Yousician is a pretty good app however after 1 lesson it said I used up my lesson time when it says it gives you 3 lessons.
The worst app
by kingJlit008 on 2020/10/24 19:09
Yousician hasn’t made me a better guitar player only worst
I love it . It has taught me a lot
by hdhrbejwkenrnrj on 2020/10/23 19:54
Hi I wish I didn’t have to pay to do my favorite songs
Dissatisfied
by xFireblade25x on 2020/10/22 16:50
Why is it free for the first section then have to pay a monthly subscription fee??
This is not a bad review, it’s constructive criticism
by Rine A on 2020/10/22 01:53
So I loved the app, it takes care of my singing, piano, and guitar lessons but then it started being a bit janky. It doesn’t pick up any of the notes on my high e string for guitar even if I wear headphones, the singing always goes two octaves above my vocal range, and it says I’m not playing certain notes for piano when I am. I hope you can find ways to fix these problems ASAP.💜
Why such a bad rating?
by nothings stopping me on 2020/10/21 20:38
Why did I give this app a bad review?you may ask, simple; all the songs aren’t songs that are right! I mean when I typed in Yankee Doodle or star spangled banner the song was wrong!! It was really weird I’m sorry for the bad review but I won’t fake it saying it’s a amazing app because even though for most people it is I just didn’t like it because it didn’t have a single song I knew that might mean that their a different kind of that song but it just didn’t make sense. If anyone is reading this overall it’s a decent app it’s not glitchy it’s fun ( most of the time ) so there it is please add songs that I know like amazing grace or ode to joy thank you for reading this! And have a good day!
Eh
by kingcobrajfs on 2020/10/21 00:18
Pretty expensive with bugs. If you have a pc or console I’d recommend rocksmith instead.
I did not like it
by Paqnic Girl on 2020/10/20 22:01
I did not like it.i didn’t learn a thing.
This app stinks
by Jeffrey says good game on 2020/10/20 21:46
It’s very bad and doesn’t slow down when you need it and you have to pay and I understand that you have to pay of course that’s how they make money but I wish they had a course for people who don’t have money And are trying to play an instrument
This app is not that good
by niko parko on 2020/10/20 02:00
This app is not good because it says it hears you when it really does not so when I do my song and I do the right string it makes you mad because you did the right string and it shows you were wrong and it is not a good feeling so I will not Recommend this app
Great Tech, lacking quality control
by AKCamperDude on 2020/10/19 22:47
The tech here is amazing, and does a great job of giving you live feedback on the notes you’re hitting. However the app itself needs some quality control. Often in the middle of a practice session, it will no longer be able to load songs for no reason. Also, any phone call or delay that interrupts you playing will freeze the app and you won’t be finish. You have to force quit the app and start over. Less than I’d expect overall for a subscription based service. Regarding the lessons, the only thing missing is that often the “trainer” for a new song doesn’t give you a hand position or any explanation for the new notation/chords/combos, as compared to sometimes where the smallest new concept gets a 2minute video. A bit odd. Really I’m at like 3.5 stars but that’s not an option.
Few problems
by Hhynj on 2020/10/19 21:33
Please read this is overall a great app but it has a few bugs. Like when you play the right cord it marks you wrong and it’s annoying and a little frustrating when you get right and it marks it wrong and I wish it would give you more than what ten lessons for free. I wish it would give you more than ten lessons for free and the lessons are just about switching strings I wish it could give you like a lesson about a new cord like e cord instead of the same thing but this is a great app to learn and it would be even better if your willing to pay and make a subscription.
Skipped
by tjpry on 2020/10/19 20:35
Whenever I pause then unpause lt will go foreword then backwards and count 1 to 4 strings wrong and it is Annoying.
Great app!
by 😁🎁 on 2020/10/19 20:19
This is a really great app! It has really helped me enhance my singing. I’ve had a bit of problems with it but picking up the notes when I do piano so I stopped. Also, is premium really with it? I’d be willing to pay if it were a little cheaper or maybe you had some sort of family plan.
Really good but
by Anthony_Slaven on 2020/10/19 20:09
I wish people could upload their own songs
life changer.... ❤️ ✨
by RainbowKitty1000000 on 2020/10/19 18:53
I got this app yesterday and it’s already changing my life. I’m starting to understand singing a lot better. This also gives lessons for other instruments, too, so i’m assuming that the lessons for learning the instruments are just as amazing as the singing lessons. Why do people spend all this money for other singing lessons when they can just get Yousician for free? I have a dream of becoming a singer when I grow up (I’m 10 years old so), and this is really helping me get on track. I was very lost at singing and after a few lessons in this app I feel more secure with singing. They include songs, workouts, and missions & lessons in this app and it’s amazing! They also included plenty of details for singing. I only have like 2 or 3 lessons done, I know, I’ve done barely any but I feel like this app is super good. There’s only one thing about this app that I kind of don’t like but I do understand why they did it. My complaint is how most of the songs they have to offer are for Premium+. I understand that they need money but still. 🤗 Anyway I love this app PLEASE DOWNLOAD!! 😌
Very enticing, unfortunate failure.
by nickname1717171 on 2020/10/19 01:56
First couple weeks into the once a day free lessons were awesome. I really enjoyed it. Then the program had issues hearing certain notes so it didn’t matter if you played the correct note, you cannot proceed. Very depressing. I was so close to purchasing the very expensive subscription.
Luv this one
by lost souUlL on 2020/10/19 01:11
❤️
I liked it but
by jjaakkkjjeiidndnd on 2020/10/19 00:37
I liked it it was awesome but when I had to have a subscription I couldn’t do it and that hurts
Best app ever!
by JencaNS on 2020/10/18 22:14
One problem I don’t like the New layout can you go back to the old one?
Ow ow ow
by singer of awesomeness🎤🎼🎹 on 2020/10/18 16:39
The app was fine until I started playing chords.it is making me press so hard to just play 1 chord right. The guy in the video said It was fine if there was a dead note in there. I am crying. now I have string imprints on my hand from pressing to hard. It hurts so bad. Yousician needs to fix this problem
Bad
by jotaroanddolphin on 2020/10/17 18:04
Expensive not helpful and doesn’t recognize guitars well.
Amazing app
by gingerartist on 2020/10/17 02:13
I just absolutely love this app. It’s cool that it is free but I wanted to pay for the sub to get all the songs and whatnot. There is a wide variety of songs in their collection and this app make learning super fun. I highly recommend it
Needs more content
by 420tdog on 2020/10/15 23:44
They add some new songs not really seeing how it’s 200 a year
I would do 5 star if everything was free
by Sidfail on 2020/10/15 15:28
Really good app, love to sing, and it teaches me how to. But I also want to learn piano, and have more than fifteen minutes on it. Even with other apps, there are a few songs you can try even when yur times up. I suggest you make more things free. Other than that, great app! 👍👍👍
Where am I
by Dooba1066 on 2020/10/15 01:14
Every day when I open the app, it doesn’t bring me to where I left off. I constantly have to try and figure out where I am and hope I can find my last lesson.
Great app, great support!
by Glazed hams on 2020/10/15 00:20
I had a lot of use of this app as a beginner, but then I moved on. I forgot to cancel my yearly renewed subscription before it was paid, but a quick email to support was all it took to get a refund. It is both rare and refreshing to see such a caring and understanding app support like this, 5/5 stars!
Great app!!!! but there’s ads
by Great app but ads on 2020/10/14 21:37
Great app but there is ads I love Yousician someone please e-mail the owner if you find bugs thanks!!
Your great
by Mrwoogd on 2020/10/14 15:14
You taught me everything and i didn’t get premium
Okk
by Addison Rae 20 on 2020/10/14 12:16
I love it I think it helped me sing but you do have to get a membership to be able to be on there for as long as you want it won’t give you any more time and other then that it’s good
Amazing
by NWI Buyer on 2020/10/13 13:19
For me personally a game changer. I have been playing for 30 years and never really was good. I hit a wall and was okay with it. I could play tons of songs and enjoyed playing 3 hrs a week. During the pandemic I used Yousician. I saw such an improvement the first time I used it, I was amazed. It just was the right way for me to learn. It forced me to practice a song over and over again while making it such an enjoyable and fun experience. I also had a habit of just learning the main riff of a song, and this program will make taking on the entire song easier. There are different levels of the song and it all builds on skills. I am addicted to it. I play 3 hrs a day now and use yousician about 4 hrs a week. The theory is really great as well. Amazing program that works great on phone, iPad, or desktop (at least on apple).
It’s what you need!
by RyuH999 on 2020/10/13 12:57
I was learning on my own. This is way better. It starts slow but then you will notice your actually getting better! It’s kind of like guitar hero so it’s fun and you learn at the same time. I tried the 7 day trial and just paid for the year.
Worth the money?
by Nix Words on 2020/10/13 00:52
Great at single note recognition. Not as much if you send your signal into an amp first and then into the program. Too much distortion throws it off. Terrible, awful at chord recognition. The rhythm training on guitar is almost unusable especially if you’re a stickler at getting those number up, not having rookie numbers.
Annoying
by Princess donut lover on 2020/10/12 23:29
Absolutely great app but really? Thirty dollars for one month? And ten minutes a day? I wouldn’t mind if just the lessons were ten minutes but the practice songs are too. It’s really annoying but it teaches so well. It’s a disappointment.
Honestly, Love it.
by Total Krakken on 2020/10/11 22:03
I love this app. It’s so fun a super easy. I recently built my ukulele, (kiwico) and I’ve been trying to find apps to learn how to play it. I love this because even if you have a busy schedule, you won’t miss anything my skipping a day or two. My one issue that won’t lose you a star is the price. With everything going on in life, I can’t pay for premium. Now I know you have to get money somehow, but if you could just lower your prices just a tad, like, 10 dollars or so, this would be AMAZING! The tuning is great, and won’t break your uke. Btw, there is no app as good as this, I’ve checked.
It’s great! But some defects
by Sunaj1478 on 2020/10/11 18:51
Hi. I’m starting out on ukulele, and this app has been great! But I do have a few problems. 1. It constantly spams me to join with a membership and it stops me from playing peacefully. 2. The mic sometimes doesn’t work, I’m playing, but it says I’m completely missing the notes, and it affects my scores. 3. It goes WAY too fast. I have NO idea what I’m doing. I’m on my SECOND lesson, and you expect me to move my fingers and skip strings in 0.2 seconds? It’s crazy! I barely have enough time t9 move my hand across the neck. I’m still working on the second lesson and I can’t get past the third song because of all the moving around, it’s horrible. Please slow down, I have trouble stretching my hands across ONE string, and I’m a beginner, so it’s kind of ruining the experience-
Make sure youre in tune
by Not bored Ashley on 2020/10/11 18:28
I had a problem with the app picking up my sounds even with headphones but I think I was just not in tune.
Awesome APP!!!
by BaoCu on 2020/10/11 05:31
I only started learning about less than 2 months and can really see big improvement. Always love to learn guitar but life and learning never aligned. I tried all the other self learning app and this is at another level. Worth every pennies. I wish there is more song. I find myself paying to buy song from outside. Developer should consider allow user to create and sell song in alp ; so we can get more songs.
I guess I’m not too old for new tricks
by Rgu3t0 on 2020/10/09 05:55
I’ve tried unsuccessfully for years to learn to play guitar and this app has taught me 10-fold. I even tried the singing side of it and was surprised that I was actually signing scales and not sounding like a cat in pain. I took off 1 star for 2 reasons: 1. I’m not sure how the coding works but I wonder if it would be possible to add some sort of countdown (3seconds or so) when starting a lesson after pausing. I find myself panicking to reach for my phone then to immediately start strumming. 2. I wasn’t able to find a suggestion link in the app or on the website to suggest #1. Other than that, even my dad is interested in seeing my results before he starts his journey.
AMAZING
by AAshley338 on 2020/10/09 00:22
This app helped me learn the ukulele and the piano!i totally recommend this app to learn 1 or multiple instruments! I fell like this needs a 5 star or if you can do 100 star it would deserve it!
Love it, needs some improvement... 4 1/2 stars
by doggy poo #2 on 2020/10/08 03:07
This app is the best ever! I love its learning experience and how they motivate you. Although this is my favorite app, I’m disappointed for a few reasons. First, the “need headphones” issue almost all other reviews are talking about is a big one. Using headphones really isn’t a big deal! However, if you don’t have any, the app just will NOT work. The fact that it picks up the noise that the app is making itself is a bad issue. Next, the new update. This one is partly my fault, but still. I clicked onto the app to take a lesson, and it told me to update the app. I wanted to do it, and so I tried to, only to discover my storage was full. May I note that I still had 4 1/2 empty GB. Anyway, I got back into the app to take a lesson and clear up space later and I clicked on the X in the corner. It was a fake X. Now I have to clear up lots of storage for 20 minutes (my tablet takes forever to clear fpr some reason), and in the meantime I just cannot take a guitar lesson. These are some issues, and please clear them. This is still one of my fav apps! Sorry for the long review... bye! Edit: The update thing is less of an issue now, however the fact that you can’t use until updating us SUUUUPERR frustrating. Like, can I just learn guitar BEFORE updating?
It didn’t work for me
by bchjfjt on 2020/10/07 21:26
For some reason it wouldn’t let me like learn how to do it
Really great I love it
by ELISE🍩JOHNSON on 2020/10/07 19:31
Me and my sister use this I’m 11 my sister is 8 I play piano and guitar my sister she does the singing and the ukulele and I learn so many songs from it it is really great!!!
GET THE APP😂😂
by poop🥴🥴😔 on 2020/10/07 04:24
I knew nothing with guitars and now I’m like almost a master so 10/10 for reals
Free
by henno p on 2020/10/06 20:56
I think all of the instruments sould be free to learn with the limitations. It’s dumb👎
Great app!
by dndnmdkdkdapla on 2020/10/06 16:21
This has helped me learn so much. I honestly downloaded it to play only guitar but until I saw all of the options they teach al though you need premium to switch it is DEFINITELY worth buying premium. Definitely download and buy premium!
Ah it’s ok
by David broker on 2020/10/06 12:15
I feel like it helps you in the beginning but then it just gives you a randomly hard song that you can’t get passed i would recommend getting a teacher or even another app over this i’ve tried learning two instruments on this app and it didn’t help me at all
Room for improvement 🤓
by Mr. ML on 2020/10/04 05:54
I love the app but I feel you guys should add more Mexican music ( corridos ). As someone who works in business, adding that genre will definitely increase subscriptions for y’all! Every Mexican kid from ages 14-24 wants to learn how to play but unfortunately due to school funds they don’t. Don’t miss out on REVENUE 🤯🤯🤯🤑🤑🤑🌮
Very helpful.. Great lessons
by aasmet on 2020/10/03 15:17
Very good for a Newbie, it starts your learning from the very fundamentals. Nice
Yousician
by mapickels on 2020/10/03 01:12
Easy to learn and fun as well
The sound wont pick up
by Ashton DT on 2020/10/02 22:34
Ive been using the app and its great that was until the update once i updated it it stopped picking up my notes and said if i was playing an electric guitar to plug in an amp but im playing an acoustic guitar and its frustrating me that it wont pick up the notes i play
GET IT
by angalisukhra on 2020/10/01 18:16
with discipline on your end, this app will help you learn an instrument. It’s truly amazing I love it
It is a great learning
by idukb on 2020/10/01 03:04
It is great try it out!!! M
GREAT music app!
by yousician user2011 on 2020/10/01 00:09
My son used this app for 4 months and already know come as you are by nirvana under the bridge by red hot Chile peppers and seven nation army by the white stripes.
Good and bad
by my spinach apple on 2020/09/30 17:17
I really like to sing and play guitar so, I can do both, but I can’t do any of the songs I like without yousician premium which you have to buy. And you don’t get much time to learn songs. The good thing is that I actually have been learning the Guitar, and how to sing better! But still wish that you didn’t have to buy yousician premium. All in all it’s a really good app and I recommend it.
HELP PLS! Do I have to pay double?
by Arianatorfr on 2020/09/29 22:09
I’m learning to play both the ukelele and the piano But if I Pay $100+ for the year will I be able to learn both of them or you HAVE to pay the subscription for each individual instrument ? @yousician please help !:(
Fun but...
by johny 1we on 2020/09/29 20:34
The lessons are great. and everything in yousician is great but I really like playing songs and yousician barely updates there song choices because every time I go on yousician I’m not excited because there’s not even any new songs it’s all the same songs that I’ve done before and it would be really nice if there were actually daily song updates for new songs
Bad reads
by Kyler Bonini on 2020/09/29 20:29
Barely ever picked up the correct sound, I’ve been stuck on the same song for an hour at a time and never got past the same song
Basssss
by 1970ford on 2020/09/29 19:10
I love this app! Easy to understand,navigate and learn.
Guitar is good but singing is bad
by Point5537 on 2020/09/29 01:44
Singing practices are extremely flawed. I will raise my pitch and the pitch indication will go extremely low
PLEASE READ
by dumbest stuff on 2020/09/29 00:24
This app has caused too many problems. When it would have a 0 to play. It is deaf. YOUSICIAN IS DEAF I TELL YOU. WHAT IS THIS APP? THE “THRIFT STORE”???
Great App
by Anav Mittal on 2020/09/29 00:23
Love all the features but removing one star because scrubbing on mobile is near-impossible on iOS because of the multitasking bar at the bottom.
Glitchy
by Gabe157 on 2020/09/28 21:38
Very glitchy. Frustrating to use as it fails to pick up your guitar even on the simplest songs. Lags horribly between what you play and what the app registers. Pricing locks you into yearly and three month plans. The month to month plan is confusing as its not clear whether you get what the 3 month and yearly plan offers. 2 stars because I absolutely love the idea. Too bad it doesn't work. Epic fail geared towards ripping you off.
It’s a lie
by Artemio Lopez Jimenez on 2020/09/27 23:40
The tuner on the app is a lie it doesn’t really work so don’t waste your time with this app.
It’s amazing
by Magicalcrysta on 2020/09/27 01:28
If you premium it is very cheap I would definitely recommend this app to everyone and it has helped me get through my level
Wow
by axnxg,ff,f on 2020/09/26 14:46
I love the app because it makes it so amazing and it makes our voices in our songs more powerful😺
Notably Poor Accuracy for Piano
by WD409 on 2020/09/26 05:27
The app makes an attempt at grading accuracy while playing a piece. Unfortunately, the app does a poor job. I have been playing piano for over 10 years, and I tried this app out to see if it could offer anything helpful (or just fun). By far, my biggest complaint is that the app inconsistently marked chords as “missed” or “incorrect” when I am 100% certain that I played the music exactly as written. I tested multiple times, each time putting my iPad in a slightly different orientation (thinking it was just not picking up some of the sound). Each time I saw the same issue. I’m also concerned about the way this app teaches (by default) users to read music. Music in the real world is not color-coded and the pianist will not have an animated ball to guide them through the rhythms in a piece. If anyone decides to proceed with using this app, I would strongly urge you to change the notation setting to “sheet” rather than “enhanced” (a misnomer) or “colored”. You may as well learn how to read music properly so that you don’t set yourself up for failure in the future when you want to move on to playing pieces from paper - you also do not want to set yourself up to be dependent upon this app for reading music. Learn what the symbols mean (whole note, half note, quarter note, etc.). Learn what a time signature is. Learn what tempo means and how to estimate 120 beats per minute. Learn the fundamentals & lay the foundation. Sometimes immersion-style learning can create more setbacks and hurdles that you have to correct down the road. Immersion learning is not suitable for learning to play piano. Overall, I would not recommend this app or the style of learning for piano. Instead of paying $180 for a year of this app, consider investing that money into piano lessons (or lessons from YouTube at the very least if lessons are too expensive).
Yousician
by 9Jordan1 on 2020/09/25 01:36
I love the app but I feel like it talks about premium way to much and I feel like I get very little lesson time.
I LOVE YOUSICIAN!!
by whyiplay on 2020/09/24 16:58
I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS APP. IF I CAN GIVE IT MORE STARS I WOULD!! But can you add My Friends by Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Those two I want to be on Yousician. PLEASE PLEASE ADD THESE TWO!! Oh and pls add The Kids Aren’t Alright by The Offspring.
They care too much about their premium
by Raccoons Are Trash Pandas on 2020/09/23 00:35
This app only gives you there own songs to work with and you only have ten minutes for a lesson with some of that time taken away with ads about their premium
THIS APP WILL SCAM YOU OUT OF $179
by ASDLFAJSLJF on 2020/09/22 16:38
This app never prompted me to select a subscription and instead chose the MOST expensive subscription for me. I am a student and cannot buy my books this semester because of this stupid app. This app expects people not to see the $179 charge on their bank statement and refuses to refund, Apple is useless and will not refund me. DO NOT GET THIS APP- YOU WILL BE UNJUSTLY CHARGED FOR $179
This app will make you learn!!!
by boazshinster on 2020/09/22 15:46
This app is Amazing because I only did it for about two weeks and I already learned so much!!!
Get Ready to Pay $130
by Wonder1ust on 2020/09/21 23:54
I downloaded this after seeing some positive reviews, and god, I have no idea how they got here. You practically sit through about 20 minutes of them explaining how to count the strings on your guitar (hyperbole, but you get the idea) and then every time you attempt to progress past, even just using their “Yousician” songs, the free trial is shoved in your face. I really don’t get why people are showing this app any positivity. If you’re willing to pay $130, then sure. Go for it. Looks like a good app. But don’t portray it like anybody outside of the upper class can use it.
This thing rocks
by guitar player 1234 on 2020/09/21 13:34
This is what beginners are looking for.🎸🎸 it’s free lessons and more I really like it my dad and I are guitar lovers. It has a tuner! This thing is awesome
not enough good songs
by Jumptheloopgaming on 2020/09/21 03:47
the app itself is fine and the lessons are easy, if not too easy, to understand, but there aren’t ANY taylor swift songs. like at all. and they have all these weird songs by artists i’ve never even heard of, yet barely any modern pop music! if they have any, it’s 2010’s pop and not even anything from this year.
app broken
by NoahzArk65 on 2020/09/20 20:57
Can’t get past letting go of the crunch part 1 in the singing section, as it finishes but does not unlock the levels after. I can not progress until this is fixed. I will update this if it is patched.
Good
by QueenBroski on 2020/09/20 17:23
Amazing app might be some problems picking up the notes but still a good app
Green
by 4EROD on 2020/09/19 23:50
I feel like a made a really great decision.
Amazing
by Acid-Tunes on 2020/09/19 17:48
I was using this app to play ukulele at the age of 11 I found this EXTREMELY HELPFUL! :) I would suggest this to all my friends, I don’t like that u only get limited time to practice, but still 5/5 👌👌👌
Fix your app
by DrT1211 on 2020/09/17 16:13
This app does not work. I am trying to tune my uke but it is tuning it wrong. I am never ever doing this app again
Acoustic guitar is kind of wonky
by Hater hater hater 71626272 on 2020/09/17 12:53
Great app, having a great time with it and learning a lot. My only real negative feedback is that the note detection with an acoustic guitar can be a little off sometimes. It sometimes registers notes that you didn’t play, but even worse is when it doesn’t hear notes that you _did_ play. It does this seemingly at random, and it makes it really obnoxious when you’re trying to perfect a song. It also frequently tells me to “plug in if you’re using an electric guitar”. I’m playing in a quiet room directly next to my iPad’s microphone so it’s not like I’m far away or playing quietly. The way it senses chords can be obnoxious also. I sometimes screw up a C and get some sour or dead notes in there, but it will register them as perfectly played. However, it _loves_ to tell me I have dead notes on Am even if I don’t. Again, when you’re playing the same some for the 4th or 5th time, trying to perfect it, and you _do_ play it perfectly and it _still_ says you missed, it’s enough to make you want to smash your guitar sometimes.
Good Stuff
by PissOffBezos on 2020/09/17 02:48
Been using this for about three weeks after a long time without playing. I’m working at my own pace and digging my desire to play more. This is due in part to the practice scoring and the time playing status...good stuff. I do have a wish list that could take this app to five stars for me... 1) practice restart only gives you, like, four beats before the song begins again. I can’t get back in position that fast and it’s a bit frustrating. 2) a preview option in practice mode so I can hear and see the song before I start to practice it. 3) an option in practice mode where I can begin and end at a particular measure for a length of measures and loop until I get it right. 4) option to mute vocals when I decrease tempo cause it sounds painfully horrible. 5) More Songs! Overall I like the app and think the price is worth it. I used to pay $45.00 a lesson every week...this is a bargain in comparison. Keep up the good work!
Ummm
by taco🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮 on 2020/09/16 21:16
Ilike the Yousician app but I want to learn two things at once is that possible
Maybe it’s me
by Okthanksb on 2020/09/16 14:25
I think the app is creative and fun. My only complaint is that when I play frets, unless I play the string super soft then I won’t register. I’ve tried head phones and messing with the buffer settings. But it still isn’t fixing the issue. This is what’s stopping me from purchasing the app.
This game needs better work
by GOODIEDMDMDKDKCKCC on 2020/09/16 02:12
I was using this app and I was doing the tutorial and they couldn’t tell from my high note and my 2nd note I was confused and I have to pay for lessons like I don’t want a app that you have to pay for lessons ugh 🙁
Dumb but okay
by DCng430 on 2020/09/16 01:04
It can’t hear my unplugged electric guitar even if I put my phone next to it.
Good
by sean11331 on 2020/09/15 23:23
Amazing app
This is an ok app I guess
by yasir9090 on 2020/09/15 20:35
I have herd people really like this app for learning music but it’s EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE like who has 140$ to just pay
Not good enough
by minor master on 2020/09/15 19:27
Every time I do a c chord it say I’m not doing it good enough I pause it every time to make sure but still says I’m wrong
❤️
by LilGod3212 on 2020/09/15 19:24
This app is so fun I’m learning how to sing and play guitar!
Word of Caution
by methodman615 on 2020/09/15 17:56
I’ve used this app to learn guitar. While it does teach you fundamentals, it takes a decisive effort on your part to avoid coming away from this playing like a robot. Additionally, I’ve noticed a lot of inconsistency in note recognition (i.e. it will recognize a g chord once and not immediately after). Eventually I just had to start ignoring the note recognition and using the app as an overblown metronome. Recording my own playing helped a lot too. In all, it’s sort of a hack for learning the guitar, but there’s a lot to be desired in terms of learning rhythm and just in app mechanics
yousician
by Grey Styles on 2020/09/14 20:52
Yousician has a limited time for people who don’t pay for more lessons and their lessons aren’t proper i was trying to play a fret and i was doing it the exact way it taught me but it wasn’t working come to realize that when i played four lines above the thinnest one as instructed then it counted it right. this is teaching complete rubbish you won’t learn anything from yousician i’m sorry but it’s a .5 stars in my book. Have a great day ❤️😡
I absolutely love this app!
by 8Pat7 on 2018/03/21 06:26
I have the subscription for the guitar. When I first downloaded the app it had some glitches but since the latest update I don’t have any complaints and even when it glitched (the sound wouldn’t play at times usually if the lesson was stopped due to other activity on my phone) if I exited the app and came back it was fine. I only have praise for Yousician! This app has sooo many different helpful components. From video and lessons to songs and challenges (against other users) to charts and emails that encourage you and track your progress. All the video lessons are extremely easy to comprehend and the layout makes it extremely easy to navigate. It is super addictive!!! There are several times Ive been totally sucked in spending hours glued to the app trying to perfect a lesson to rack up gold stars. I promise you the money is beyond worth it! You cannot beat the convenience of going at your pace practicing at any time for as long as you like! There are 3 sections (knowledge, rhythm, and lead). I have completed knowledge and I’m on the 3rd level of rhythm. I love the progressive levels. Rhythm and lead each have 10 levels and knowledge has 5. The gradual build from one lesson to another is pretty much flawless. I’m definitely going to write a review when I’m finished with all 3 sections. This app is my blessing!
Love it, needs some improvement... 4 1/2 stars
by doggy poo #2 on 2020/10/08 03:07
This app is the best ever! I love its learning experience and how they motivate you. Although this is my favorite app, I’m disappointed for a few reasons. First, the “need headphones” issue almost all other reviews are talking about is a big one. Using headphones really isn’t a big deal! However, if you don’t have any, the app just will NOT work. The fact that it picks up the noise that the app is making itself is a bad issue. Next, the new update. This one is partly my fault, but still. I clicked onto the app to take a lesson, and it told me to update the app. I wanted to do it, and so I tried to, only to discover my storage was full. May I note that I still had 4 1/2 empty GB. Anyway, I got back into the app to take a lesson and clear up space later and I clicked on the X in the corner. It was a fake X. Now I have to clear up lots of storage for 20 minutes (my tablet takes forever to clear fpr some reason), and in the meantime I just cannot take a guitar lesson. These are some issues, and please clear them. This is still one of my fav apps! Sorry for the long review... bye! Edit: The update thing is less of an issue now, however the fact that you can’t use until updating us SUUUUPERR frustrating. Like, can I just learn guitar BEFORE updating?
So so enjoyable and helpful
by windfieldz on 2019/02/18 18:15
I can’t recommend Yousician enough. I remember when Rock Band came out I kept saying I wish someone would make something like this where you actually learn and...here it is! I’ve been playing about a year and first, it’s SO fun. Secondly, I am learning so quickly. I do ten minutes a day but usually end up puttering another 10. The people who make this app have put so much thought, care and love into the layout and lessons. I really can’t recommend enough. I have premium bc I thought I’d like to play the famous songs but actually I find I enjoy the ones yousician has a lot more - they are usually not more than two minutes or so and are very carefully composed and calibrated to help you work on really specific things and help you progress. Also a lot of them are some of my favorite tunes now - playing in the park! I still pay for premium thought bc this is a service worth paying for. You will find yourself looking forward to having a few empty moments in your day so you can mess around. Looking forward to what they keep coming up with and THANKS for making such a great app. I would like more instructional videos on exact finger placement and strumming - I think I tug a lot of my strings around and don’t know how to stop.
Beware of Trial
by Landjwil on 2020/03/28 16:01
I signed up for the free trial over Christmas break for my son who now has a guitar. The app was doing okay at first and he seemed to like it. Then it couldn’t hear him well enough and kept asking for an amp to be plugged in (or not giving him credit for the notes he was playing.) An amp we don’t have...so now it just doesn’t seem to pick up what he’s playing despite lots of attempts to make it work. On the last day of the trial, I canceled because this was frustrating him and he quit playing. I had signed up for the 3 month subscription (with the trial you had to commit to something) because it was a good deal if he was really committed. When I went to cancel, it wouldn’t let me because it wasn’t 24 hours before the end of the trial (so technically 6 days...not 7). I emailed Yousician and they told me it was out of their hands and I needed to contact Apple. Well Apple pretty much told me it was my fault that I didn’t read the initial email (which it is in there and I didn’t see it at the time...it is my fault I suppose) but definitely disappointing that there was no grace and I was just out $60. That’ll teach me not to do trials. They always get you one way or another. And I wouldn’t have minded the $60 if the app worked well enough to pick up the sound without extra equipment. Just an 11 year old kid with a busy schedule wanting to learn how to play the guitar. :(
I love this app😍
by my dream singing app on 2020/01/11 17:13
OK soi wanted to learn piano 🎹 money. But it’s different you don’t have to pay money I mean if you want to it’s $30 per month but who want to do that. Instead you can play along with any instrument do you have and it will give you free time to play and once the free times over you try tomorrow. This way you can learn so much, they even did you singing there’s one instrument you can’t plan that, drums. It will ask you for money now and then but you can just refuse. That’s why I give it a five star. Currently in this app I am learning singing and piano, it is so very helpful. It’s helpful when you’re just a nine-year-old and it’s vacation and you have nothing to do.(I am a nine year old) back in my home I took piano classes and didn’t exactly work out because I didn’t know what to do, and he tried so hard I mean I tried hard but I couldn’t understand anything to years later here in America I told him many apps piano apps and ask me for money so I had to delete them but Yousician is different I love it. I know it asks for money but you can just refuse. My mom doesn’t have a car so I can’t go to any classes with this app I can learn anything on the piano sitting at home. In Conclusion this is a great app.
Worth the money pays for itself in 3 lessons
by Metalmadman666 on 2018/02/06 01:40
I am a veteran musician (not a guitarist) I am a vocalist but I always had a guitar laying around, picked it up and learned a few chords but that’s it. Now in my 40’s I decided to pick up guitar a get serious. I know it’s late in life but thought it would be a great hobby away from my normal music and singing career. So I am now on week 2 of the premium version and I love it. I’ve had my guitar in my hands more in 2 weeks than the last 30yrs. I started at the very beginning to be sure not to miss a lesson, trick, or nuance, something I might have rushed or overlooked in the past. I am now at my level, comfort, challenges and knowledge where I left off years ago. I definitely have gotten better with all 3 levels “lead, knowledge and rhythm”. This app is fun and addicting. It keeps you motivated and interested in learning. Definitely worth the money it paid for itself 100 times over in the last 2 weeks compared to the cost of what a real teacher would’ve cost including the time, traveling, gas etc. I’ve tried a few guitar apps and this one is by far the most fun and a lot less frustrating than the others. Can’t wait to learn more. I’ll write another review in 3 months. 🤘💀🤘
Great program. Ripped me off for a full year sub
by positiverpr on 2019/11/01 20:01
The app is great. I signed up for a month. Cancelled this am before the end of the month because I didn’t want to forget(was possible gonna renew later but want gonna have much time next month). With more than a week left on my rx- I sign in and the app makes it appear that I can’t utilize the non-free material because I’ve cancelled but gives me the option to “renew”. I thought that this was very annoying but figured I’d renew then use the rest of my paid month and cancel before the end of the week. The renew option gave no hint that it would do anything other than continue what id already purchased and certainly made no suggestion that by hitting this button that I’d be upgrading to a full year subscription... some thing I’d never even considered. Very misleading. I would approach the makers personally if the site didn’t give you the dead end of “you need to approach iTunes” which then gives an immediate “you don’t qualify for a refund”. I’m not a troll.... not a complainer... and I’m not an idiot. I’ll pay and enjoy the program for a year... but this was a trap. Just posting to hopefully prevent someone else from falling into it.
I like it but there’s something you need to fix
by LuxsGalaxy on 2017/11/04 16:45
I really enjoy learning from Yousician. I’m learning to play the piano at the moment. I learned from my friends and I know a lot of notes and a few songs but I want to learn the basics and try and get really good. One thing I don’t really like though is the premium thing. Like I get that people have to make a profit so you do this premium program but not everyone has the time and money to learn this. I feel like Yousician got more attention if you’d let aspiring piano players (or any instrument) learn faster and for free. Shouldn’t everyone has access to the beauty of music? I have a friend who’s been learning piano for 7 years from her teacher but she has to pay about 100 or something per lesson. So i’d much rather learn from Yousician but I can’t learn as fast and as efficiently as I’d like to because of this silly program. Maybe if you made people pay money for something else in the app like idk maybe to unlock a song you need a certain amount of points and if you don’t have enough you can pay to unlock it. Something like that. I just think that if you made it free that you’d get a lot more attention :) but that’s my opinion. I just hope you agree with me, and thanks if you read this whole thing by the way
Great...but
by Taegan Mae on 2018/12/29 09:36
Yousician has been really helpful in my guitar journey. I have learned a lot about the different ways to play and how to play most effectively, and sometimes it will give you a song to play as part of your lesson. Now I’m not a master guitar player, but sometimes it will tell me that I played the wrong note, when I clearly played the right one. My microphone is clearly exposed to the sound of my guitar and my guitar is fully in tune. I will pluck a string, and it will say that I got it wrong, even though I plucked the right string in the right fret. Worst of all, some lessons require you to get 100% completion on a song in order to move on and complete a skill, so sometimes I will find myself playing a song over and over and over for more time than I would like to spend perfecting every note of the song. Also, things like this can be really frustrating, I would know, and if you play a song without wearing headphones, the microphone will pick up what your speakers are spitting out and tell you that you’re wrong for every note until you wear headphones. It tells you before hand to “wear headphones for best experience” you basically have to wear headphones in order to use the app. And if you don’t have headphones with you, then you’re in quite a pickle. The app is great, but can get very frustrating.
Makes learning fun!
by TARDISKATE on 2017/12/09 22:31
I got my first ukulele while on a cruise to Hawaii. They had fun classes onboard taught by a Hawaiian ambassador. He was such a neat fun guy and had me loving the ukulele. When I got home I wanted to learn more and found this app. This app is fun, easy to understand and has kept me loving my uke. I play daily at least 30 mins using this app. My dad uses it as well with his uke. It’s fun to see how we are progressing on our playing skills. I like how you can practice a song and slow down the tempo. I tend to start at 75% speed to kinda learn the song, cords or fretting. Then I move up in increments of 10% until I feel ready to preform the song in the actual lesson. One thing I’d suggest when using the app. Use earbuds. Sometimes if you have the app too loud it has issues hearing your instrument, if you are a soft player. Earbuds or the like, are perfect as you can clearly hear the lesson and your instrument. As for the price for premium... I think it’s very reasonable. Lessons taught in person would cost much more. Plus this app offers lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele and piano! A great bang for your buck, I’d say. Long story short, if you want to learn to play... I highly recommend this fun app.
Good intentions but bad app!
by vlogbuster on 2019/05/28 00:15
I know the guitar basics like frets picks how to hold it and that. Well the app assumes the basics include all the chords! Ok so I deleted it and chose that I knew nothing. While I was learning the basics this seemed like a very good app. I was about to write a great review about it. Around the first song I realized I was playing the write note but it said I was wrong. Sometimes I was but rarely. The times I was wrong I was around a fret off. Well according to the app I was four strings off. If you play guitar you know how diffract Hi E and low E sound so I don’t know how the app mixed those two up. So every time you finish a song it gives you a ad for the premium version of this game. It’s fine to advertise on your app but after every single thing you do is far past the breaking point! You also get only 10 minutes without premium! Imagine a guitar instructor comes to your house only for ten minutes a day. And like 24 hour day not just comes at 8 on day and 5 on the other. No it’s either 24 hours or more! Remember this is just constructive criticism. Please don’t get offended by this. Here is some advice to make the app better. First only focus on one instrument. You do a mediocre job on around 6 instruments. If you just teach one instrument then it’s mediocre X 6 which would make an amazing emphasis on amazing app so please follow my advice and again this is just constructive criticism so please don’t get offended😊
Free version is a good learning tool
by Camdell on 2018/06/10 15:51
The free version is a good learning tool with plenty of versatility to try different instruments or styles. You do have to put up with an ad every few minutes and there’s a limit to the amount of time you can use in one day, but for beginning or casual players it’s sufficient. The paid version, however, feels like a scam. The monthly version for $20 limits you to one instrument for ad free, unlimited playing. I paid for piano for my daughter and then she got interested in the ukulele =money wasted. The annual version allows you to switch between instruments theoretically, but only if you are willing to cough up $120 up front. Worse: it’s super easy to sign up for a subscription and impossible to cancel. Signing up happens with a click of a button on the app. However, to cancel one has to sign in to iTunes and cancel the subscription. However, after attempting to do this multiple times, Yousician is still trying to charge my debit card every day. The only reason for the 3 stars is the free version. The paid version gets 1 or less! Update: customer service assured me that account had been cancelled; however, a new gift card entered in iTunes was immediately charged. It appears that we paid $20 for the ‘privilege’ of canceling the service. Funds are not refunded when you cancel. This is completely unethical business practice. Too bad because the app concept is good.
Good just a few problems
by Camilerz on 2019/07/16 18:40
This app in general is so good. There’s only a few little problems. When I play piano on this app, it tests me on notes and sometimes the microphone doesn’t work and I get really annoyed. And the other problem is the premium. I really want to get the premium but it’s 160 dollars per year (around there) and some people just can’t afford that. I know you’re trying to get money and all but I think for some people it’s too much and you should lower the price or have another choice for each week or month. If you don’t have premium, you can only practice 10 minutes each day (at least for piano).Other than those problems, it’s a really fun app. Update: okay it’s been a while and the microphone works better now but there’s one major MAJOR problem. It deleted all my progress! I’m restarting everything and I’m really annoyed. I didn’t sign out of my account or anything and it deleted my progress. I might be generous or not for giving you 3 stars. Update again: okay thank you so much for replying back to me it means a lot. I knew about the subscriptions monthly and yearly which I didn’t know you could cancel the monthly so thank you. And thank you for the new content. I will definitely change my rating.
So good it’s upsetting
by f̤̮o̤̮n̤̮t̤̮ɩơ۷ɛཞ on 2020/03/18 17:50
Alright. This app is very good. It really does help you learn and become a better musician. So why did I rate this app 4 stars? I rated it a four because it’s only good for awhile. The first couple lessons are amazing bc you learn quickly and you through them quickly letting you get more lessons in your ten minute lesson times. (If you don’t have premium.) They kinda scam you a little bit. •They make the lessons easier at first •then they make them harder •then you can’t get through as many in the ten minute period •then you feel like you have to get sucked into the premium plan. But you don’t want too bc it costs a lot. It’s a really frustrating endless cycle. Regular guitar lessons can be stressful and cost more than what the premium plan would cost you. But the premium plan still adds up. But then you do another lesson and it seems like they’re just trying to challenge you because then you take a “skill test”. So what I’m saying is after awhile when the lessons get hard enough, they might not give you enough time to get through one lesson, and it makes you want to get premium. Which I understand it’s a marketing thing thats obviously working. So give your marketing person a raise, and lower your premium costs. Because this app is really good.
Blessed With This App
by Lalaallaly on 2018/01/17 03:31
We all know lessons can be expensive in reality. Ranging from as little as $20 to $60 PER lesson, and that’s just for beginners. So how does a blossoming musician learn without being robbed of their money and having to GO TO the lesson, and only able to practice what the trainers assign or what you can find online. To me, that doesn’t sound very convenient. The answer is simple- YOUSICIAN! They walk you through everything, giving you personalized lessons and feedback. There’s such a wide variety of songs, you can almost always find what you’re looking for! I play the guitar, and for as little as $9.99 a month, I’m able to work around my own schedule, not someone else’s to be able to learn the guitar more effectively. I can even tell the app how much time I have for the lesson, and they work with that. Again, this is an inexpensive, convenient, efficient, and effective way to learn your dream instrument. This app works for the busiest people to the people who want to spend all their time learning, and 1 lesson per week isnt cutting it. Don’t spend over a hundred dollars a month on lessons, when you have Yousician right in front of you! 👌🏻Yousician is a blessing!!!
Pretty Great! 4.5 for me
by 6453936299:76737:$ on 2020/07/10 23:11
Guitar has proved to be a lot harder than any instrument I’ve tried so far, so it was really neccessary for me to have a game plan and track to follow. I love the certificates that you can opt to email to yourself, its super cute and makes you feel real proud. I also love how it has lessons on understanding the music and notes itself. I think tgats often overlooked but very important. I would 100% reccomend the pro version if you can, it makes learning a lot more enjoyable without annoying ads and playing original songs ratger than yousician ones. The only complaints i have is that I think that we should be able to skip certain certain lessons or songs. Some are just too hard :/ and I’d rather be able to keep practicing other skills then come back to this. Another complaint I have, I think that it’d make the app even better if you had the chords and notes to more popular songs that we could choose to play similar to the challenges or guitar tabs. Also it would be amazing if we had song library where we can practice our favorite songs we’ve played throughout the lessons. But overall its a pretty great app.
life changer.... ❤️ ✨
by RainbowKitty1000000 on 2020/10/19 18:53
I got this app yesterday and it’s already changing my life. I’m starting to understand singing a lot better. This also gives lessons for other instruments, too, so i’m assuming that the lessons for learning the instruments are just as amazing as the singing lessons. Why do people spend all this money for other singing lessons when they can just get Yousician for free? I have a dream of becoming a singer when I grow up (I’m 10 years old so), and this is really helping me get on track. I was very lost at singing and after a few lessons in this app I feel more secure with singing. They include songs, workouts, and missions & lessons in this app and it’s amazing! They also included plenty of details for singing. I only have like 2 or 3 lessons done, I know, I’ve done barely any but I feel like this app is super good. There’s only one thing about this app that I kind of don’t like but I do understand why they did it. My complaint is how most of the songs they have to offer are for Premium+. I understand that they need money but still. 🤗 Anyway I love this app PLEASE DOWNLOAD!! 😌
Great app but...
by GodsGirl618 on 2018/05/19 13:08
Yousician has been an awesome app. Ive been using the app to learn both guitar and ukulele the past few weeks and have progressed fairly quickly, but not without some frustrations. Frequently the app has trouble distinguishing me from its own background track, and will fail me on a song that I am playing correctly. This forces me to go back and play the song again, usually an extra 3 or 4 times, before it will pick up enough of my playing to allow me to move on with the lesson. I also wish it would teach you a few more songs that I could play outside of the app. I have gotten through several levels on both instruments and have not really learned any songs on either. Playing along with the music during the lesson works well enough, but when you’re done with your lesson the app pretty much locks down everything, including the songs you’ve already unlocked, unless you have premium. This is new since the update, and I wish it would go back! I understand not being able to access new content outside your allotted 10/15 minutes without paying, but without being able to practice what you’ve already started working on, it really slows down progress.
Good tool for practice
by Bags4028 on 2019/01/04 05:31
I’m already a working musician (rhythm guitar and bass in a couple of bands), so I came to Yousician to work specifically on lead guitar skills it’s been easy to neglect. On that, it has delivered; I’m a more confident soloist than I was a year ago, with more techniques in my repertoire. This wasn’t a goal, but I’m also more comfortable playing against a click track. Bonus! A few quibbles: The app doesn’t seem to judge the quality of notes—I’ve gotten a “Perfect” for clams that I would never accept in a recording session. Some of the fingerings seem a little off, more commonly in the assigned finger than in the fret/string. I’ve occasionally gotten stuck in what feels like an endless practice loop of the same song: I think I’m done with it, and then it’s there the next time I open the app, and it must be passed before I can move on to anything else. And the synthy-ness of the arrangements can be a little annoying (though it’s probably a necessary evil to accommodate the tempo shifts). Still, this does what it says it does, and the structure really does make you practice more. I’m not sure I would make this (or any app) my only approach to learning an instrument, but it’s a great supplement.
Premium is a bit shady
by Nate 4321 on 2018/08/30 06:28
I purchased the premium for ukulele version of this app for about $120 for the year. It’s by far the most money I’ve ever spent on an app, but it’s cheaper and more convenient than scheduled lessons so I thought why not. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from the app but recently felt cheated when in my lesson popped up a song, Brown Eyed Girl, which I was excited about because many of the songs are a bit obscure they give you to play and I knew this song. But it was just an ad for their Super Duper Premium, or whatever they call it. I don’t believe this was offered when I originally subscribed and I was under the impression I had unlimited access; it’s definitely a bit shady to change terms after a purchase has been made; it boils down to they want another $60. This begging for more money leaves me feeling cheated. I thought I was paying for ad free and yet... That said, my kids each have free accounts and get the same songs I do, but can only do a ten minute lesson instead of the unlimited time I get. That time is perfect for them. It’s a very fun app and I do feel like I’ve learned a lot, but unfortunately I still do feel a bit cheated by Yousician and probably won’t renew their premium service.
Almost good.
by Rbally10 on 2018/12/12 21:30
What the app does well, it does well. Teaching the basics to beginners, proper technique and the like. However at the door of all of that, when you’re getting into playing the songs that are available, it really loses its shine. The song list is extremely basic, I constantly find myself listening and filling in tons of blank spaces. Single note trains isn’t fun or challenging for a bass player and leads me outright frustration. Some of the best known bassists aren’t even on the playlists, aside from rhcp, and some classic players from the ages. The problem with this is while it structures the fundamentals for bass, it doesn’t teach or challenge a player into becoming an outstanding bassist that really stands out on stage. Seeing as I paid the full 180 dollars for the year subscription, I feel I have grounds to complain about this. I also recommend, if the developers even read this, to include an option to disable vocals. The singers are very jarring to listen to. A playlist of songs that are incrementally more challenging and use unorthodox Basslines is something I hope to see in the future; as it stands for bass the song choices are incredibly monotonous. I can only speak for the bass side of things.
This is the best!
by HealthFreakJu on 2019/08/07 03:14
OMG I have wanted to play guitar for 2 years now and now I can actually play it! I have had this app for 3 days and it has literally changed my life in so many ways and all of them are good ways! It can teach you in a short amount of time I have already done 6 exercises and I think I’m ready to join a competition please get this app it is amazing and I give it 5 stars no duh! I love this app and feel like it’s perfect for anyone who needs to either let the music hold your sad and depressing feelings (me) and also people who want to start a hobbie or career I feel like the people who made this picked the right one to make, they could have chose a lot of other things but they chose music the thing that lifts people up and gives them hope when they are down music is apart of us and we wouldn’t be able to be kind and amazing people we are today without it so get Yousician the best music teacher you’ll ever have! And remember music will guid you through your way to happiness so the shorter you download it the better you will feel. Music is love.
Total Garbage
by WorkBoat7 on 2019/07/28 08:10
This app is ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR BEGINNERS. It’s a 110% waste of you money. It a great concept but, it doesn’t work. When your playing it doesn’t pick up the notes consistently or evenly enough. Sometimes it will register a note in a song and other times it will not. Sometimes it will tell you, you are early or late playing a note. Sometimes you play the same note right on Time an it will register it as being wrong. So if your a beginner on an intermediate player it hard to get good feedback on what’s really going on in terms of if you doing things right or wrong. Instead of adding more songs what they need to do fix the basics. Creating software that is dead on accurate in terms of registering every note correctly. I paid for the basic subscription and I totally regret it. I will definitely cancel it before it renews again. If they ever bother to fix this issue, then it will be just what they claim it to be the “the best way to learn guitar”. As it stands no this app is TOTAL GARBAGE. If you are a beginner it will only hold you back long term.
The reason I cancelled
by UnaZarzaEnLlamas on 2020/08/23 17:28
I believe this app has good intention for beginners. I will tell you that videos and tutorials have good structure and take you through the right path of consistency to learn to play an instrument accurately. To learn to play an instrument is key to express yourself day in and day out through music. So, about structure, and since this a good tool to practice, I give you, guys, a thumbs-up. However... the reason I have rated this app 4-star is because it truly doesn’t make me feel like I progress. The difficulty level is questionable. There are times the app doesn’t recognize the notes I’m playing, and some songs seem to get a bit difficult to play for mere beginners, which makes me feel frustrated and stuck on the same songs for days of practice (even if you were to play that song for an intensive 30 min lesson). So no, I don’t think this app is wack, or a waste of money, don’t get me wrong. No hard feelings. But I don’t think it’s intended for beginners. I look forward to solidify my knowledge and some basics first before coming back. Later on, I would definitely give you guys a second try.
Great Idea, Terrible Platform
by Electromagnet83 on 2018/06/29 21:52
I’m so frustrated with this program right now. I bought it because I like it but it’s extremely difficult to get the program to read all of your notes. I’m a 20 year guitar veteran who is going through everything to try and get all the gold stars before I advanced to the higher stuff. I first started out using my phone but the sound coming out of the phone conflicted with the sound going in the phone and cost a bunch of problems. So I started using headphones. This works great when you’re playing bass, there are rarely issues. But when playing guitar I’ve had to go as far as using a USB interface on my computer plugging the guitar directly into it and using the amp sounds within the program. However it regularly grinds to a halt like the audio engine can’t support it, even though I’m running it on a really good system that I custom built. There’s one particular exercise were in a matter how many times I hit this one particular low email it won’t register it. A succession of two emails and it just won’t register the second one like two out of three times. Making it impossible for me to get gold stars and making me very frustrated. I’m so mad at this program right now
Amazing app! Just a small suggestion...
by TheVoodoolover on 2020/03/30 21:12
This app is truly amazing! There is I think five different instruments you can choose from, and you can do all at once if you’d like. There is singing, guitar, piano, bass, and ukulele. I use singing and guitar and piano. They all work extremely well, and after a couple days of practice I am already getting better! And I did not get the premium. My cousin did though and she is WAY better at the guitar now! One thing I do suggest for the guitar is you use headphones because it picks up other sounds easily sometimes. There is something that is kinda annoying. I was going to do the monthly premium thing, but it every month. It’d be great if there was something I could do to buy it for only one month. I just want to pay for a single month because I do t have enough money for every month all the time. But it isn’t a big deal because I still am learning at a very fast rate! Highly recommend!!!
Singing great, guitar tuning terrible
by Charger_Law on 2020/07/16 18:31
I’ve been using this app for a while now for my singing, and it’s been great, but a bit ago I tried to guitar lessons on it, and the part that helped you tune the guitar was absolute trash. It either said I was to high or too low, never in the middle. It also would say that I needed to make it lower, so I would try, and I would barely tune, because at this point it was so tight it was almost impossible to make tighter, and then it said I was way to low and needed to make it higher, once again, I just barely turned the thing to tune it, and it was saying it need to be lower. It also, would stay in the middle between perfect and way to high, and would never move, except for when that one part I just mentioned would happen. I bet even if I went to a professional tuner it would say it’s to high or to low. Please, please fix this. If it wasn’t for that, then this would probably be 5 star review. Well, 5 star if that wouldn’t happen, and you didn’t have to install an entirely different app for piano. Also, please make the daily lesson time longer, it is WAY too short. Make the limit 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Annoying bug keeps me from playing
by K4rm4 Ki115 on 2018/10/17 02:31
When I first got yousician, I thought it was an amazing app and I learned how to play real fast, well in my perspective at least. Anyhow, I like being on call with people and I used to stay on call while playing in yousician, but one day an update stopped that. Basically now, anytime I try selecting a song or tuning my guitar, it says “please select an audio output” so I pick one of the following, after that it tells me that it failed. I’ve tried most of everything I could. In the end, im not able to use the app when on call, I have to end the call to play and I don’t like that. Other than this, everything is fair and amazing. I just can’t use the app as much and no longer plan on buying premium, why would I if I don’t use the app often. If I find a way around this, if it fixes, or something that allows me to use the app while on a call, I’ll gladly change my review. (Edit after response) -already contacted support after putting up this review, sadly enough after they looked into it, they said the mic won’t work with the call on, and they recommended me use the app after I’m off call... I wouldn’t be here if it was just as simple as me ending the call.
What once was a great app is now ruined
by dariusmr on 2018/12/26 03:06
I’ve virtually never written a review in my life but I felt compelled to in this situation considering how much I used to love this app. I downloaded Yousician over a year ago and was initially blown away. I used to take guitar lessons when I was much younger and the app made it so easy to pick it back up again. Lessons used to be guided with videos and your progression in technique was mapped out in a diagram that outlined what had been completed and what was yet to come. There were several other competitor apps that I considered but what really set Yousician apart was the community of shared and user created content. With recent updates to the app they’ve removed user created content wiping out 90% of their artist and song catalogue. (For those of you who don’t understand the significance of this, user created content enabled you to find virtually any song you were looking for.) After reading that “popular” songs were reserved for premium+ subscribers I upgraded only to be disappointed, again, at the lack of content. For any new users reading who have signed up since July/August, this app used to offer so much more without having to trick people into paying more for less. And what an absolute shame, it really used to be great.
Great app! Few minor tweaks
by gogaton on 2018/11/25 21:56
There seems to be some issue with logging in when starting up. I kept getting logged out and a couple times had to restart all progress from scratch because it didn’t save onto my account for some reason. Also, when learning the guitar, the “chord checker” trainings are WAY too strict in my opinion. One string will be only slightly not ringing out, but otherwise the chord sounds good and it won’t let me move on. That level of strictness is good for if I’m supposed to play x number of chords exactly right to move on. But when it requires a lot of chords to be played in a short amount of time and it will only accept them if each one is absolutely entirely technically perfect it’s way too difficult for a beginner. I keep getting stuck on those lessons for hours and not able to get past which is super frustrating. I know for an advanced player changing chords quickly and accurately is crucial. But as a beginner I just want confirmation that I’m doing it at lost almost totally right so I can keep learning, then I can go back and fine tune and perfect.
Acoustic guitar is kind of wonky
by Hater hater hater 71626272 on 2020/09/17 12:53
Great app, having a great time with it and learning a lot. My only real negative feedback is that the note detection with an acoustic guitar can be a little off sometimes. It sometimes registers notes that you didn’t play, but even worse is when it doesn’t hear notes that you _did_ play. It does this seemingly at random, and it makes it really obnoxious when you’re trying to perfect a song. It also frequently tells me to “plug in if you’re using an electric guitar”. I’m playing in a quiet room directly next to my iPad’s microphone so it’s not like I’m far away or playing quietly. The way it senses chords can be obnoxious also. I sometimes screw up a C and get some sour or dead notes in there, but it will register them as perfectly played. However, it _loves_ to tell me I have dead notes on Am even if I don’t. Again, when you’re playing the same some for the 4th or 5th time, trying to perfect it, and you _do_ play it perfectly and it _still_ says you missed, it’s enough to make you want to smash your guitar sometimes.
Don’t put a price on knowledge
by snarflet on 2020/01/25 00:23
I love this app I just started playing acoustic guitar and I have learned a lot but there is one problem you don’t get lessons easy time you want there’s a certain amount of lessons you can do in a day and that is really annoying cause some people don’t want to spend $27 dollars a month to learn how to play an instrument education should be free because you can’t put a price on knowledge and you guys are really being unfair to the people who don’t spend money on apps like me and I really want to learn how to play this instrument but you guys are giving me the restriction of learning. Fix this please this is something that other people would agree on. And maybe if you don’t stop doing this I have an idea that might make people happy cut your price in half or maybe more and then people would do that because people hate things that cost a lot of money. And they might tell their friends and family about this app. Please do this not just for me but for other people who would agree with me.
Good except for one thing
by Slopok1 on 2019/06/24 21:11
I have been using this app for a little while now and I’ve been loving it! I enjoy how the songs aren’t too fast for beginners and you can try them over and over again. I also like practice mode, where you can slow down how fast the song goes so you can work your way up to the normal speed. The only reason I’m rating this 4 stars is because almost every time I go to start a song this message pops up with the option to try out the 7 day free trial. I understand that Yousician wants to get as many people to try or buy the Premium stuff, but I don’t want to be shown the offer 3 times during my free lesson time, and it takes away from my time as well. Point being, I’m tired of seeing the pop up message and I just want to get to my song. This happens every single day I practice. I don’t need to be shown something over and over again. The only message I will accept is the one that lets you know when you free lesson time is up, but the others are unacceptable. Thank you.
Amazing! But one huge problem.
by tapia.angel13 on 2018/11/07 05:36
I’m willing to change this to a 5 if this gets fixed. The way it teaches is great! It pretty much makes learning music into a fun game. I was using it when I first started, it’s been 6 years and I’m starting to use it again to refine my skills. What really irritates me, are the videos. It will play for 2 seconds, until it starts stuttering and cutting out. Then I stop. Rewind. Does it over and over again. I’ve tried getting on and off different wifis, it’s not my connection. It’s always the same. I’m unable to use the videos because they’re so frustrating to try and get to speed without stopping. It gets to a point where I’m unable to actually learn anything from the videos because it won’t go on for more than 2 seconds at a time. If this gets fixed, I’d be more than pleased. But I’m super visual and I really enjoy having videos to go on top of the practices. I’m worried for when I get to the level where I actually am in real life, and to where I’m actually going to have to start learning things I don’t already know on the program.
Tab
by Dan50243 on 2017/10/30 06:39
So I downloaded this because I'm new to the ukulele (like 5 days new). I'd had pretty good practice before downloading this (I knew how to read tab and was pretty good at quickly moving between chords) the only thing that bothers me about this is when I have to play. While the bouncy ball/track aesthetic seems like a fun way to learn, to me it's just confusing and causes me to lose track of what string the ball is going to bounce on vs. where my finger is. Is there a way to convert tests/practices to regular tab rather than a track? If not please add that in. Other than that, this has been extensively helpful. *Update* I played around with it and found something similar to what's mentioned above. But not enough. It would be much more helpful if the track at least ran vertically instead of horizontally. What would be most helpful is a page showing the individual tabs with a mini track going through the them rather than laying them on a track. I imagine that'd be a hell of a lot cheaper to animate than what you guys got now.
One of the best apps I’ve ever used
by Wombat3456 on 2018/09/14 04:23
I rediscovered my love for playing guitar through this app. Before, I was in a rut from not knowing what to play or do when I sat down to practice. Since using yousician however, I haven’t had this problem. It gives me plenty to work on every day, for as much as I want. Plus, with the love feedback and data it tracks, I’m able to see my progress (I’d love to see more analytics in future releases). The songs are varied, unique, and provide great foundation for playing more advanced songs you actually care about. My absolute favorite feature is the practice mode. You can slow down the tempo of anything you’re working on, to literally any speed, then yousician will automatically increase or decrease the tempo based on how well you perform. This app is well worth the money I paid for it. Stick with it, and you’ll get great returns on your investment (fun, guitar skills, and anything else that comes from playing).
Love it but could be even better
by Will McTell on 2020/08/02 19:06
I am very impressed and happy with this app and have seen definite improvement in my playing. One area of feedback I would recommend is a supplemental teaching video or demonstration that goes along with different songs. For example, if a certain song has a unique fingerpicking style or a difficult chord change, perhaps a video with a teacher explaining the unique aspects of the song and the important technique highlighted in the song, then perhaps the learner would more easily identify and master those aspects of the song with more understanding. For example, “this blues song is in the key of A and much of the solo section uses this scale (demonstrate the scale and/or link to a practice exercise) and this major 7th chord in section two is what makes this song unique and challenging." While playing more slowly in practice mode is important, there are more ways to guide the learner to understanding.
Worth The Price of Admission to the World of Musicians
by MrGetz on 2018/03/20 15:24
Started learning the guitar (classical) through Yousician four weeks ago & have progressed faster than I thought possible... Serious about learning the guitar? Want well thought-out, fun, interesting, motivating, intelligent, and logically presented lessons & information designed for individual pacing? Looked into guitar lessons but don’t have the flexibility to commit to a regular time and place on a weekly basis? Have you calculated the cost of annual guitar lessons with a professional teacher? Yousician has earned Apple’s Editors’ Choice and my recommendation because it epitomizes the power of an App: the power to teach effectively & the power to learn efficiently, entertainingly & conveniently. ...Some days I practice for 10 minutes & others I practice for over an hour. Yousician allows you to cater your lessons to your schedule. Yes, for an app it initially seems to have a high price but the annual subscription equates to less than 4 one hour lessons with a good professional guitar teacher & you can learn at the pace your sore fingertips allow. Whether I practice for 10 minutes or an hour, Yousician has proven to represent a great investment towards reaching my guitar playing goals. I also plan to Yousician some piano skills soon. Yousician: well worth the price of admission to join the world of musicians. Not affiliated with the creators — just an avid and appreciative Youser;-)
This app is amazing, with room to improve
by Batcat43 on 2018/10/12 15:14
I'm an absolute music beginner and I have been using Yousician for guitar for about a month. I live the app and feel like I'm making real progress. Practice mode is very helpful for slowing down the tempo, honing in on the trickiest parts of a song, and repetition. The lessons are well-designed and the feedback is genuinely motivating. Hearing the Aussie accented "instructor" compliment me on my performance is surprisingly uplifting. A couple areas for potential improvement: first, I'd love to be able to print out the guitar tabs so I could practice offline and get used to reading tabulature in non-electronic format. Second, I wish I could have another family on my account, but with separate profiles so we could both be learning at our own pace, even if it required a small upcharge. And hopefully Yousician will continue to be able to license more and more well known songs to add to the fun.
Too soon to tell
by Antilabel13 on 2019/08/11 13:18
So far it’s been fun, free version is super basic so it’s way to early to tell if it’s any good for learning songs or improving certain higher-level skills. But over all it’s like playing guitar hero with an actual guitar which makes practicing fun and gratifying. However it’s quite expensive for the paid version which is a bit of a turn off. If the price could be a little lower say $100 or $125 for a year. That would be more reasonable to me. Update: developer responded to my review with some generic message stating there is both yearly and monthly membership options the yearly requiring a commitment and the monthly being able to be cancelled anytime. Felt this response was unneeded as I’m not an idiot and could see that for myself and it doesn’t address the issue I had with the price. So thanks for the response I guess? Makes me question what level of customer service one could expect from this company; it certainly didn’t give me any more confidence in purchasing a membership on the platform.
The Best Teacher
by Espressoft on 2020/04/25 03:16
I always loved the guitar but after the first time I took a class for it in the 6th grade, I thought I would never be able to play it. Yousician changed that for me. My girlfriend recommended it to me when she was taking piano lessons from the app. It does more than just make you watch video tutorials. The app helps tune your guitar by listening to you strum each string, and it starts out with easy videos and interactive strumming techniques that listen to you while you play so you know you’re doing it right. It’s like you have a REAL instructor there with you. I just got the premium, and I have to say, playing to songs that you know makes the experience that much more enjoyable. After you learn the basics, you can decide what kind of experience you want to learn which I thought was very cool. There’s lessons for those who want to just rock out solo, those who want to play as more of a rhythmic background, and those who simply love music theory and reading music. Best part about it, YOU CAN DO ALL THREE! I know $200 a year these days sounds pricey, but the cost of guitar lessons are usually much MUCH more. You’re definitely getting your money’s worth. Get the free trial and see for yourself !!!! Take it from someone who thought at the age of 22 that they’ll NEVER be decent at the guitar and doesn’t have an instrumental bone in their body.
Good idea, but not executed properly.
by cuckoofish03 on 2017/09/30 19:57
This app is such a great idea, and I’m so glad it’s mostly free, but there’s a huge difference between the lesson and the test. How frustrating is it when you know the material and do well at playing it and then you take the test and it’s completely different and much more complicated? It’s very frustrating. That’s what Yousician does. The lessons will give you a few chords to play and they’ll slow down the song for you when you are tested at the end of the lesson, but when a skills test comes up, there’s no practice, slowing it down, pausing it, or warning as to what you will have to play. Usually these are hard and quite frankly frustrating tests that (even though they only use the things you learned) go much faster than you’re used to. Taking one of these tests usually will have you extremely frustrated or maybe in tears. Another problem: for some reason, every time I use the app, it doesn’t automatically use my iPhone microphone to pick up sounds, so when I forget to turn it on, it fails me when I play at all because it won’t pick up noise. Please fix this; it’s insanely frustrating. They also don’t teach piano chords the easier way, and even though I knew how to play chords already, since I needed to unlock newer lessons, I had to relearn them in a strange and much harder way on Yousician. Once again, it’s such a great idea and has been pretty helpful in learning piano, but there are some big problems in the way of success.
Super helpful but incomplete.
by Alliecat03 on 2019/06/02 16:51
I decided to pick up a yousician subscription again to learn bass over the summer because I had a really good experience when I used it to learn the ukulele. It’s really helped with my technique, speed, and motivation, and I like that I can practice by myself and for as long as I want. It also has helped me learn some basic music theory that is helpful for the bass. However, coming back, it seems like the interface is a little more empty- I couldn’t find the community/fan made songs anymore? The song choices are kind of basic and lacking. I was hoping to learn some green day bass lines with yousician but it seems there is none, I assume because of copyright and ownership stuff, but it would be nice to bring back the community made/make your own tab thing. Not a big deal since you can find tabs all over the internet, but it’s helpful to use yousician since it gives real time feedback and you can slow it down to practice.
No app cares less about its users
by jqlogic on 2019/01/23 01:45
I’ve used this app for almost a year, paying an annual subscription for the highest level of functionality. It could be amazing. But the general pattern has been to remove functionality again and again, in particular the ability to create and practice your own songs, with no communication at all to the end user. I spent many hours laboriously keying in songs I wanted to practice into Yousician. I even bought a special program (guitar pro) just in order to get my songs on the Yousician platform so I could practice them. Then one day, poof — Yousician deleted every single one of my songs. No explanation offered. I emailed to ask whether my songs would ever come back. No response. From an app I’m paying over $100 a year to use. It’s hard to explain how it feels to have songs you have spent dozens of hours practicing just deleted one day, with no comment. All the stats, and the metrics you were using to progress—gone. The level of disregard Yousician has for its users is truly shocking. It’s not hard to keep an open line of communication with your users, but Yousician doesn’t bother.
Good at teaching, bad at being user friendly
by 1930768427584348 on 2018/09/30 00:18
My main complaint with this is just how often there is an ad to use the “pro version” or whatever. Practice times are very short, so having constant reminders that if i fork over money, i can play as long as i want is really annoying. I’m not paying $15 per month, that’s way too much for what it’s worth, so stop cramming it in my face . I don’t mind the suggestion of a pro version, but just do it once when the session is over. The app itself though, is definitely pretty good, it teaches well and has a pleasant user face. HOWEVER, it’s not $15 good. The price is especially a rip off if you only plan on learning 1 instrument, $10 for one instrument is outrageous. If i were learning from an actual person that sat right next to me and taught me how to play, then that would be more reasonable, but it’s not, it’s an app on your phone. Maybe if the app itself costed a flat rate of $15 then it would be okay, but 15 a month is dumb. I could go get lunch twice for $15.
Best Teacher Ever
by Axe966 on 2019/12/20 22:40
I recommend this app to anyone trying to learn guitar. I’ve taken guitar lessons from 2 separate teachers over the years and was unable to really learn how to play. I had given up trying. My guitar sat under my bed for years until I found this app and dusted off my LP. Within weeks of using the free version I learned more than I had ever learned taking lessons. (Maybe I had bad teachers) but I paid for those lessons! Initially I was hesitant about the annual price. When you break it down it’s approximately 1-2 months what you’d pay taking lessons from a “teacher”. It sounds silly but this app changed my life. I’ve always dreamed of playing guitar but thought it was impossible. I now play weekly in my church worship band. I’m not great but consider myself a very competent guitarist. Been using the paid version for about 3 years. I absolutely love it and would recommend to anyone!
Does some things well....
by Chris1960! on 2019/03/02 14:53
It definitely teaches you to find chords and notes without looking at the fretboard because you have to follow the bouncing ball. However, I am gold through level 5 and wouldn't say I can play guitar. The knowledge path teaches you essential but very basic music theory. In the lead path it randomly throws scales at you without much explanation. The video game like play is good and bad. The good is that it gives you a feeling that you are progressing and you are but you can’t rely on it alone to teach you. It's more like harder and harder exercises so you have to supplement it with some other type of learning. It's not perfect in hearing what you are playing which can be frustrating. One last thing: transcribe and learn some songs and try to play them without following the ball. This will improve your timing and simulate real world playing. All in all it's one of the best apps I've tried but mix it up with something else like GuitarTricks.
I wanna like this app but...
by CCBacara on 2019/11/10 03:41
Ok I first thought this app was great! All the lessons! I played for about 5 minutes after downloading it, and by the end of those first minutes, I already hated it. Everything is very expensive! I am just someone, with big dreams trying to improve my singing abilities, and I thought this app would be a great boost of help, but I was sadly mistaken. I really had high hopes for this app, but it wasn’t everything I hoped it would be. I don’t want to get the premium package, because it is a little overpriced for what it is. I can only do one lesson a day, without premium, and I can’t even sing any songs, cause there is not a big variety and they are all premium. I will now be looking for other apps, that hopefully, help me in other ways then money. Also, please stop playing the ad to promote your own game. I know these free apps need ways to fund themselves, so go get other apps and companies to display there ads! I really wanted the app, but I was let down really fast, please make some big changes and maybe my opinion of the app, will change.
Great game with some issues
by ikhvsajkjea on 2020/10/27 16:16
I really love this app I really do it does help me learn my ukulele but sometimes when I play I do the right fret but it says I’m wrong I don’t get why they happens and another thing is that when i learn to sing as well (even though I know how to sing I just wanted to see if they’re good enough to make me a better singer) I try to do my lowest voice (not as possible) but it go’s up that’s just weird. I’m fine with that issue of singing but I really don’t appreciate the ukulele issue it’s happening more often now. Another thing I don’t like and I wish they would add is that it keeps asking me to do a trail and it’s like 100s of dollars for the I think a month to pay. I wish they would add a button of like never reminding again and probably in the future it would have another button to get back in just Incase we change our mind of doing premium since we’ll probably be all grown up and got a little extra cash to have no idea what to spend on :P thanks for reading
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