How to change between notation styles (piano)

Yousician Piano offers three different notation styles: Yousician Enhanced, Colored, and Sheet. To change the view, pause the song and select your favorite view from the Pause menu.  We offer two types of colored views as well as a black-and-white view.

1. Enhanced

Enhanced view has been developed by educators to help you learn the essentials of music in a fast and easy way.

Our Enhanced view represents a new way of learning that allows you to play fun and advanced content even faster. The notes are colored to match your fingers and make your learning easier. A letter name is also written directly on each note to help you learn the note names. Note length is displayed with a colored bar that shows you exactly when to release the key you are playing. Technology has allowed us to provide you with a new method of learning note names and rhythm, that has not previously been possible.  

We recommend using this view for the Pop path which focuses on more modern styles and playing fun, challenging rhythms.

2. Colored

We understand that much of the world’s library of documented music is written as sheet music. For this reason, we offer our students easier, more engaging ways of learning to read standard notation. This was the thinking behind our Colored note view. With this view, you can see and learn the shapes of notes found in standard notation, but we also include finger colors to make learning faster and easier.  

We recommend using this view for the Classical path, especially if you are a beginner. Our syllabus teaches you to read standard notation one step at a time, and the colors are helpful in understanding this new information.

3. Sheet

Our Sheet view allows you to play standard notation using black-and-white notes. This view is available for those who have already learned to read sheet music. 

We recommend this view only to those who already know how to read standard notation. However, you can switch to this view whenever you’d like to challenge yourself and test your knowledge during the learning process.   

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