RedHotFuzz wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:49 am
The absolute insistence on perfect note timing in Yousician really seems to be anti-musician. By that I mean that to get "Perfect" timing marks on a song I have to play those notes on **exactly** the most minute element of the beat, at which point the bass line sounds like it's being played by a robot or a computer sequencer. If you played that way in a live band you would be ousted as the band's bassist after your first performance. It just sounds stupid when it's played to achieve perfection by Yousician standards.
Bass playing is about being "in the groove," and being in the groove does not adhere to micro-beats.
Remember how early drum machines were criticized for being so robotic? And later drum machines introduced the ability to add minuscule variations to the notes to give them a more human feel? Yousician needs the same thing. Give the player a bit more leeway on either side of the beat so that the player can still play the notes with the proper timing/count but still be in the groove.
I know I'm responding to an ancient post on a dead forum, but I just have to say this is one of the dumbest things I have ever read on a musicians forum. Getting kicked out of band for having perfect timing? On a rhythm instrument? You must be out of your damn mind.
I remember a quote from Carol Kaye talking about the worst part of a bad session and she said it was "Russian Dragons" -- players who were "rushing" in front of or "dragging" behind the beat. If you can't play in time, you can't play. It's that simple.
IMO, groove is not about having leeway with the beat, it's about locking in with the drummer.