Having issues with Em or Am recognition in-app? Please check the following playing tips.
- Check your fretting technique, so each note is clear. Pick each note in the chord one at a time to ensure they all make a clear sound. It's difficult to hear the difference between playing it correctly vs incorrectly if you're strumming the whole chord.
- Check that your strumming is even across all the strings. Many people play the thicker strings hard and the thinner strings quietly or not at all. When you get the thinner strings to ring out, your chords sound more balanced. It's good to practice strumming with even pressure all the way through. You can even exaggerate the thinner strings to get the idea.
- Check your set up and that you have tuned your guitar with the in-app tuner. Ensure you are at a suitable distance from your microphone (not too close so it overloads).
- Check that the background music is not too loud. If you're having trouble hearing the backing track, try connecting wired headphones to your device.
Yousician tells you if a string is not heard when strumming chords, as in the example below, where G string is not recognized. If you see a string marked red, pause the song to double check that the chord shape is correct and that all of the strings of the chord ring clearly when you play.
You can also check the following for further troubleshooting and these videos for tips on how to play them:
If you continue to experience recognition issues, get in touch with our Support team. You can do so by selecting the Contact support link below.