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Paul Cox
Jul 02
I was breezing through the early levels of most games until I hit inversionist — literally couldn’t pass the inversionist level 1 while I was at level 10 of other games. It amazed me that I had never developed an ear for inversions!

It forced me to sit at the piano, play the notes, and think about how the different inversions make me feel. What a cool exercise.
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Paul Cox
Jul 04
Latest mnemonic device for major triads: Can I raise the highest note by a semitone and hear Free Fallin' by Tom Petty? If so, it's 2nd inversion.
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Cuantas Vacas
Jul 04
Bravo! You seem to be serious about conquering inversions, don't you? As someone whose beginnings on ToneGym were exactly the way you describe, I can tell you that using every helping trick, instrument, object, magic, etc. available is the only way to learn those sounds effectively. At least it is for me! Good luck!
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Keith DuBose
Jul 04
Yes...this. @Paul Cox I feel the same way. I've played inversions all my life playing guitar, but to actually get tested on them to hear them correctly I bombed lol. That is one I'm really trying to focus on because I realize I'm weak at hearing them. Another reason this site is great!

Keep on truckin' man (~):)
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Hugo Paris
Jul 06
@Paul Cox really liking song references for this. I did not have this one yet, thank you!