So I just started using the app today, but I can’t get the chord perfect lesson to progress. It highlights the first string I need to strum, but it never changes off that string. So what exactly is the app listening for? Is is listening to my guitar itself, the output of the amp, or is there a piece of equipment that will help me out here. My best guess is maybe the guitar is out of tune and that’s why it’s not registering the string, but I wanted to ask here to check if I can simply use the app with the guitar completely unplugged. Thanks!
How do I properly use the chord perfect practice on the app?
Hi Jacob, and welcome to the community! The app is basically just a timer: it will count down from 180 sec. It doesn’t ‘listen’ to what you are playing. What you should do during this exercise, is to carefully place each finger for the chord, strum the chord, strum every string seperately and adjust your fingersetting if the string doesn’t ring out, then strum the chord again, take your hand from the neck, then restart the process. Take a look at the Nitsuj video for grade 1, lesson 1 (Nitsuj is Justin learning to play left handed) and you will see what you are supposed to do.
Have fun playing!
Chord perfect lessons don’t “listen” to you. Not sure I understand the question.
Welcome, @jschioppo !!!
@LadyOfTheCastle @LesPaulMoreRay I guess I’m a bit confused then. The app asks permission to use my microphone, and it looks like it’s very clearly listening with a mic meter. It definitely seems like it’s waiting for me to pluck a string with the right noise before it picks the next one. Here’s a screenshot of what I’m seeing.
Note the mic meter at the bottom that moves when I make any noise. The orange string also has a green meter on it for noise, but it never highlights the next string.
I’m curious now! Do you use Android or iOS? Mine is on iOS and my screen on the chord perfect is completely different, there is no mic indication.
As others already stated, my understanding is that cord perfect exercise is not designed to hear your sounds, it’s just a timer so you can go through each string to identify any issue and then do a final strumming to see how your cord is sounding. Then start again until the time ends.
I’m assuming yours is in Android and the App is trying to do something but at the end of the day it won’t do anything. Maybe asking in the App support is an option?
It is Android, and the orange string never changes for me so I definitely think it’s waiting for the right sound before moving on. The timer will hit 1 minute with no changes to which string is highlighted
I used this function today. Took a few minutes but I can see it really helping.
Basically place the fingers for each chord, play the lowest string (don’t play the E string for a C chord for example) and then play each string in turn.
It is similar for chord changes and additional chord sections.
I was playing acoustic and there were occasions when an open E string would not reflect I had played the string. It also does not pick up buzzing or poor quality notes all of the time. I suspect this will improve over time.
Time spent in this section will be time we’ll spent imho.
Do you know a way around the mic listening? I was able to tune it enough to where it could sometimes hear the note, but it’s not consistent enough so this practice feature is basically unusable for me which is really disappointing. I don’t understand why it’s forcing my mic to listen instead of just giving me a beat to practice with.
My app updated yesterday and this function appears to me now. It works, but not all the time. I liked the older version more. However I can see it can be useful to detect that you are not muting a string or playing the incorrect one. Hopefully it will improve on later app updates…
Andre, I’m feeling a bit silly…I can’t find Chord Perfect in the JustinGuitar app or the One Minute Changes app. My apps seem to be up-to-date (no indication otherwise from the App Store). Maybe I’m looking at the wrong app - which one are we discussing here? I’m on iOS…can you tell me how to find Chord Perfect on the app in question? Thanks!
I was able to see the Perfect Fast Changes a few days ago, but now I can’t find it either.
@MusopiaApps can you tel us how to find it?
@Tbushell @judi I can answer a way to get to one of these practices. Under module 1 I see Day 1 challenge where it teaches you to play your first song. Hitting that I see practice the Em chord. That’s the lesson where I first saw this. Note the guitar tuner feature uses the same functionality
Thanks @jschioppo Jacob. I see that now. It seems it’s available through the practice routines in Grade 1 that include Chord Perfect practice. I don’t recall that feature being there when I did Grade 1. Very cool! I didn’t see any Chord Perfect practice in Grade 2. I love seeing the improvements to the app and everything else, even when they are in areas I’ve passed.
Hi , put your phone/tablet close to your guitar, and play the indicated string loud, the bar will turn green, witch tells you you’re playing that string good