'Test your musical skills in 6 minutes'
I found this: http://jakemandell.com/tonedeaf/ tonight while fiddling around on google RE: Intonation.
I thought it was an interesting experiment and so plugged my headphones into my work computer and away we went.
What it asks you to do is compare two either identical, or very similar phrases and choose if they're the same, or different.
I thought people might find it interesting and be willing to share scores. I scored 94.4% (which is 34/36, it breaks it down at the end), which is higher than I thought I did.
I found it to be more of a musical memory test than an intonation test, but I suppose if you're tone deaf it's going to tank your score to around 50%, since you're likely to guess at least some right. I also suspect string players and singers may score higher than other instrumentalists.
33 right although I really concentrated. But in my opinion its not about pitch but about memory.
88.9% Correct (32 correct)
Good work Fox;
@Micheal: Or is, you know, a trained musician, not an average Joe... :D
97.2% correct (35/36)
I think we are messing up the statistic right now
The most useful test for me is sitting down as a deputy with another orchestra at their dress rehearsal and sight-reading what is put before me on the stand. No on-line statistics involved there!
I got them all right, 100%. I felt like the test was a little too simple and needed to have some harder items mixed in with the less difficult. They should have included pitches with a half- or quarter-tone (or less )difference between them in the 1st and 3rd sections, and had some items on the second section where the pitch didn't change so much, and included a section with a wider pitch range and shorter playing time. I almost felt like I was cheating since I knew exactly which notes were being played, and wasn't flexing the interval relationship part of my brain.
88.9% . Better than I expected. My musical memory is not great.
My score didn't post. I filled out the survey, and guessed, came w/i 0.1%, as I calculated my score from the score sheet after submitting the survey!! My audio files had playback issues - I always wanted to repeat the first phrase. Some were very obvious, in spite of the audio cracking and interruptions and my upstairs neighbor dancing... I ended up doing way better than I expected: 80.6%. Since I had so many playback issues, I was pleased. Sorry to drag you guys down!!!
I failed miserably.
I can't try it. The website said that it's not supported
Which operating system?
Great work Lieschen. I'm envious :)
I found some of them quite hard to differentiate when the pitches were really low, but I managed to score a 91.7 :)
Is that really a valid test of tone deafness?