Here's a few tips that you can try to improve the acceptance rate of chords.
Make sure you are playing the right strings
- Check that your fingers are on the right frets on the right strings. It's easy to make mistakes there even when you're an advanced player.
- If the chord diagram shows nothing on some string, don't play it. Chances are that the note on that open string doesn't fit the chord. You can use your free fingers in the fretting hand or even the thumb to mute the unwanted strings.
Make sure you strum the strings
- The high E string is often not heard if the strum is not clear enough. You can avoid this by making sure you strum the thinnest strings with extra attention and using a pick.
- If a note is buzzing, adjust the position of the finger. Playing too far away from the fret requires more power, so always aim to play as close as you can.
Make sure all the strings make sound
- People often damp one or more of the strings unintentionally. Yousician tells you if a string is not heard 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 check this by going through the chord string by string to ensure you don't accidentally mute any string that should be ringing. If you are muting a string with another finger, try to adjust your wrist or thumb position. You should try to have your hand arched, not lying flat on the fretboard.
Lower the background music
- If you have the volume level of the device set high this can affect recognition. Try lowering the volume. You can also connect wired headphones to your device.
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