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Hello folks,

As it is my first post here, let me introduce myself: my name is Arnaud. I work at a company called Yousician - we develop apps to make music education easier/more enjoyable. Up to now we have encountered quite a lot of success working with guitarists (think of us as a real-guitar, real-method Guitar Hero). In that time we have been asked constantly about working on an app for piano, and so we started doing just that.

We have very recently released our first (private) alpha, and we are looking for pianists of all levels to test our app and tell us what is good/wrong, especially in terms of interface. Whether you think it's good or terrible, do not hesitate. [b]If we are going a wrong way, we would much rather be told it now[/b] than realise it later and you are in the best position to judge.

[img:left]http://i.imgur.com/OJiwo5B.png[/img]

Here is the link to the subscription page for those who would like to take a peek/a good look: [color:#3366FF] [url=https://app.yousician.com/piano]https://app.yousician.com/piano[/url] https://app.yousician.com/piano[/color]

We would be really grateful if you took a bit of your time, even just five minutes to give us some feedback.

I hope to see some of you around, and don't hesitate to ask questions here if you have some - I might be a bit technically limited myself (I am a guitarist), but I have two piano teacher just behind me that I can easily bug. I will stick around anyways, it's a nice place you folks have here.

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Hi,

I am a early intermediate player who's main goal is to learn how to play jazz music. But I'm also a software developer and always looking for helpful and enjoyable apps/games that support learning how to play.

I started betatesting Yousician for piano 9 days ago and I am at level 5 right now. So far it has been a fun experience.

Good things:
- free version, which you can play for about 20 min every 12 hrs
- fingering is highlighted by colors
- MIDI support (right now it's just a workaround with a short delay, but it's possible)
- very creative play along backing tracks with funny texts (love it!)
- feedback if your timing is bad

TODO better:
- in the free version every 3-5 minutes an audio-ad is playing which advertises the premium version => the ad is too frequently and the volume is raised so that you have to turn off sound and wait 'til it's over (a little bit too annoying)
- no feedback if key has been pressed long enough (half, quarter, eigth note, ...)
- possibility missing to switch from colored bars to actual notes (good for those who already can read notes)

Best regards,
toolsche

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I just discovered this thread today. Only one post since July 30; is Yousician for Piano still a viable product? Have you given up on piano?

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I started a couple of days ago. I have yet to find a piano learning app that I can stick with.

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I hope you are still interested in feedback. I am not far from a complete newbie, having spent a few weeks with Yousician.

There are lots of positives about it. You guys deserve kudos for what you did in a short amount of time.

That said, here are a few things that could be improved in the near future:

- Note and timing recognition is not always accurate. I do use a MIDI connection from my Yamaha P255 into the iPhone 6S Plus. However, it looks like neither Desktop nor iOS versions use MIDI info for recognition, but still produce and rely on generated sounds. I am sure that was quicker for your team to do, given time constraints, but I think that Yousician and its users would benefit from leveraging MIDI directly.

- Note coloring is somewhat inconsistent. Position shifting is not always indicated on the staff, making the problem worse. I am still early in the training, but I hope that Yousician will eventually lead me to playing without colors.

- Timing feedback (i.e. 'a bit early', 'late', 'perfect', etc.) is very difficult to see while playing from a normal distance, even on a fairly large iPhone 6S Plus. It was impossible to see on iPhone 6S. I hope you can find a better way to do it for smaller screen sizes.

That's it for now. I'll continue playing and post back if I find anything else. Best wishes to you guys in 2016!

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I am looking for fun ways to keep my nefews playing the black and white keys.... Would this app be both fun as well as educational?

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I'm grade 4 intermediate. Found it interesting for about ten minutes . Then got bored with it. Would be great to have an on line app/ YouTube/ web site which is really professional and serve as a serious tool for learning. I always look out for this and have never ever found one yet(would be more then pleased to pay)There are better resources for other instruments ie drums, guitar etc. Don't get me wrong IMHO looks like a fun way of learning for beginners at grade 1 or 2. For me i give it a miss.


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