You can play Yousician guitar with any real 6-string guitar, be it acoustic, electric or electroacoustic, in standard tuning.
Set up with device microphone
With an acoustic guitar, or an electroacoustic one, place your device in a comfortable spot. The built-in microphone in your device picks up the sounds you play. Double check, that you have allowed Yousician access to your device microphone. We also recommend connecting headphones, without a built-in microphone, to your device. Doing so helps improve recognition.
Set up with your guitar connected
If you run into recognition issues, or want to play electric guitar without disturbing others, you can connect your electric or electroacoustic guitar to your device. You can do so, for example, with a device compatible audio interface or a 1/4" to USB instrument cable (desktop). Note: If your Mac doesn't have regular sized USB ports, you may need a USB C to B adapter. If your audio interface comes with drivers, make sure to install them as well. You can find more suggested options here.
To set up an electric or electroacoustic guitar with an audio interface:
- Connect your guitar to the interface and the interface to your device.
- After your guitar is connected, you might need to change the input device. You can change it in-app, via the Advanced settings option under the Settings → Game tab.
If your audio interface does not show up in the Advanced settings, check the "Audio MIDI setup" if you are using a Mac. Also make sure to turn up the volume to your guitar. You can see if it works by observing the MIC/ VU meter while playing the guitar in the tuner screen.
With your guitar connected, adjust the Mixer feature from the in song pause menu to hear yourself play.