Yousician works with any real 6-string guitar. You can use acoustic, electric and electroacoustic guitar in standard E, A, D, G, B, E tuning.
If you are having problems with recognition, check these tips to troubleshoot. They are listed in order; start with the first one and if it doesn’t help, continue to the next one.
1. Make sure to:
a) tune your guitar with the in-app tuner. If you tune your guitar with a different tuner, you may have recognition issues in Yousician.
b) Check this article for troubleshooting tips if you tuned with the in-app tuner, and have trouble with chord recognition.
2. Check that the app volume or background noise is not too loud. Try connecting wired headphones, or Bluetooth ones, to your device.
3. Try turning off effects on your electric guitar as these can affect recognition. Use as clear sound as you can to get the best recognition.
4. Make sure you:
a) allowed Yousician to access your device microphone.
b) Check the Advanced audio settings option under Game tab. Ensure your device microphone shows green under the Input device.
c) Check your PC/Mac microphone input as it could be too low:
5. Double-check your guitar setup.
6. For Android devices, try re-calibrating audio from the Advanced audio settings in the Game tab. You can also change audio driver to Android Audio/Android OpenSL and lower the buffer size. When you select AAudio driver, it adjusts the buffer automatically.
7. If you are using an audio interface, check that you have chosen it as the Input device. You can do so from the Advanced audio settings option in the Game tab.
Check out our blog post, for more information about tuning your guitar.