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Hi, team! I'm new to this platform. All the exercises have been going well so far for me, except one - the "guess the inversion" exercise. Does anyone have any tips how I can get better at it? I play the guitar, so when I set the sound to guitar, I can tell when the root is in the bass, but I can't tell the inversions. Thank you!
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yooval mann
Oct 14
ToneGym is missing an allocated area for tips for each game hence I'm repeating my advice here, apologies for those who have to see the same post copy and pasted.

First of all, the game should have had the rating "advanced"

1) So since this game is advanced I encourage you or I would recommend using a musical instrument or even an app on the phone like a virtual piano, don't fret and don't feel guilt about it, over time you will be able to drop this aid (promised)
2) use your instrument to detect the lowest note you hear (the bass)
3) observe the name of the given chord, play the chord for yourself if needed and observe its structure.
4) determine which degree of the chord does the bass represents
5) over time when it becomes easier to hear and separate the bass note, try to detect the next stage's bass by comparing it to the previous bass you heard, eventually that would enable you to forego the use of a musical instrument. But there's no rush.
6) this game requires you to sweat, decide on how much time you're willing to invest in it and then stick to the training religiously it doesn't matter if you finish a level or not but stick to the workout on a dedicated DAILY religious like routine
7) please report back on how do you do
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El Mati
Oct 14
I can't recognize every note of the chords yet. But, the game tells you what is the nature and the root note of the chords, so I started to sing the root note before the bass note of the chord. For me at least, it's been a great way of hearing better the notes and their inversions. Good luck ;).
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Thank you very much for the tips, Yooval and Mati! I downloaded a piano app to my phone. I will exercise and sing the notes :)
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yooval mann
Oct 14
Good! Please report back on your progress