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Christian Nørgaard
Dec 29, 2021
Any tips for getting better at Inversionist? I play a lot of ("rhythm") piano in a band, so I'm used to inverting chords all the time, but maybe that has lead me to become "deaf" when it comes to telling the difference. I know I should listen for the note "on top" of the chord, but I think it's hard. Is there any way to practice other than just gritting my teeth and spending hours on end playing the game? (and getting angry at my ears and/or the game)
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Daragh Thomas
Dec 29, 2021
I'd like to know too!
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trebor sualk
Dec 29, 2021
Sometimes it's easier to listen to the bass!
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Robert E Head
Dec 29, 2021
Although the game (at least as far as I've made it) uses close voicing, chords in the real world can be spread out with open voicing, in which case the top note tells you nothing. The definition of an inversion is actually which note is in the bass, so that is the best place to learn to listen.
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Patrick Selley
Dec 29, 2021
try to hear the arpeggio.

but yeah I think it's just playing it a lot mostly and being patient with yourself. I've been doing it for months and I finally got to level 2 today.
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yooval mann
Dec 30, 2021
The Seven Steps - title (c) by Cuantasvacas

(or how to impress that ever-watching cute white kitty)

First of all, the game should be known as an "advanced" game (which means it should be approached after mastering several of the more simple games of intervals and chords)

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