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Test your Musical Ear

Ptarmigan 23 Feb 09 - 11:15 AM
The Villan 23 Feb 09 - 11:45 AM
John MacKenzie 23 Feb 09 - 11:46 AM
The Villan 23 Feb 09 - 11:51 AM
Sleepy Rosie 23 Feb 09 - 11:59 AM
The Villan 23 Feb 09 - 12:01 PM
Ptarmigan 23 Feb 09 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,leeneia 23 Feb 09 - 10:12 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 23 Feb 09 - 11:42 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 23 Feb 09 - 11:55 PM
katlaughing 24 Feb 09 - 12:48 AM
Mavis Enderby 24 Feb 09 - 02:53 AM
Phil Edwards 24 Feb 09 - 05:12 AM
olddude 24 Feb 09 - 03:33 PM
Sleepy Rosie 24 Feb 09 - 03:41 PM
My guru always said 24 Feb 09 - 06:30 PM
katlaughing 24 Feb 09 - 11:17 PM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 25 Feb 09 - 04:57 PM
Austin P 25 Feb 09 - 06:25 PM
michaelr 25 Feb 09 - 06:40 PM
breezy 26 Feb 09 - 04:31 AM
katlaughing 26 Feb 09 - 10:47 AM
Sleepy Rosie 26 Feb 09 - 11:45 AM
katlaughing 26 Feb 09 - 11:50 AM
Richard Mellish 26 Feb 09 - 02:08 PM
JohnB 27 Feb 09 - 10:04 AM
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Subject: Test your Musical Ear
From: Ptarmigan
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 11:15 AM

Do you learn all your tunes by ear?

If so, then these tests were designed especially for you & all those other folks here, who reckon they have a REALLY GOOD EAR for learning tunes.

If you only learn your tunes by ear, then you should be hot stuff on these tests.

It'd be interesting to see if all those folks who only learn their tunes by reading the dots, are actually pretty rubbish at these tests, after all! :-)

Musical Memory Abilities

Pitch Perception Abilities

Rhythm Memory

Cheers .... & Good Luck
Dick


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: The Villan
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 11:45 AM

Musical memory test 69.4% However, I don't sing play or understand music and to be fair, my daughter had the telly on in the background, which was pretty distracting


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 11:46 AM

Well now I know how average I am.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: The Villan
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 11:51 AM

Adaptive pitch very good - again cant sing or play


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 11:59 AM

What interesting tests! I'm going to bookmark that and have another go another time when more relaxed.

Tonedeaf did the best 80.6 - just above average.
The pitch 4.5 and rythm 68 tests - both in average.

I thouhgt the pitch one was especially fascinating. And tricky.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: The Villan
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 12:01 PM

rythm memory 72% which is very good performance

So after all that, what does it prove or indicate as a non musician?


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Ptarmigan
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 12:09 PM

Eh .......................that's easy Villan, obviously you need to start playing music! :-)

Cheers
Dick


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 10:12 PM

It says I need to load something called 'Flash 1.14' before I take the test. And it wants to sell me something called Lumosity.

Is this secretly a test for shrewdness? Because I am not going to download an unknown program which might interfere with my cherished music activities.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 11:42 PM

Nice stuff....VERY nice.

When I went through a basic "Music Theory" course at a university...we were required to listen to "reel to reel tape recordings" to learn "intervals."

All of us score/tab/line/ reading instrument players were SKCREEEWWWWED...and the vocalists (with the only instrument created by God) ACED the test.

Upon verification of a "personal necessity" my final course grade of "C" was raised one notch higher....however...with my emphatic promise..."I will not become a music major."

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

In my later years I have often wanted to go back and ask the instructor for a repeat test....{He could sing the interval.....and I could repeat it on a keyboard.)


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 11:55 PM

OK the test is BUlllll Puccccckkkkyyyy

I missed TWO pitch tones near the very of the end of the end and I am rated as the lowest of the lowest...aka "tone deaf?"

ARRHHHHGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

No..No...Dr. Craven I will never take asprin again!!


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 12:48 AM

Ha! musical memory - 86.1%; rhythm- 76%; and the pitch perception was "normal"...that one takes very careful listening. Thanks, Dick. I enjoyed those, the musical memory one, esp. Reminded me of the 9 years my brother lived with us and composed orchestral music full-time. I'd come home from work and he'd ask me to listen to some part with a one note variant and tell him which one I liked best. He also used to have me listen to the great classics when I was a kid and have me pick out each type of instrument. That, along with piano and violin lessons and playing in orchestra, was great training for me, as well as mom and dad's playing by ear and dots.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 02:53 AM

Interesting: Musical memory 80.6% (very good), Pitch Perception 0.675 Hz (exceptional), Rhythm 76% (very good).

I think that means I always know when my banjo is out of tune*





















*whenever I've got strings on it.....


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 05:12 AM

Musical memory 83.3%, Pitch Perception* 0.85** Hz, Rhythm* 76%

*Second attempt; I closed my eyes for pitch perception & found it really helped. I screwed up on the rhythm test first time round by misidentifying some 'same's as 'different' - I got 76% by being conservative and only pressing 'different' when I was sure. (Of course, that still means I was wrong 24% of the time!)

**Or something like that.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: olddude
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 03:33 PM

Is there a version with someone signing, I think I would fair better
Gosh, I am losing it for sure. Thank God they make electronic tuners


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 03:41 PM

Heh, I tried them again early this morning, and got shit results, right down into the err, "you're completely fecked" range for most!

And OMG, the one with the pictures did my head in for the first half... With very mixed results.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 06:30 PM

Musical memory 83.3% despite the kitten joining in!! Will try other tests later.

This is very much like the Listening test from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne UK. They'd invited me to continue being tested but I haven't heard anything from them for a couple of years.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 11:17 PM

I remember that one! I hadn't heard anything from them, either.

If ya'll want to have a little lights and action with this, try going RETRO with Simon!:-)


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 04:57 PM

Just tried the shapes and sounds one and got 100, 100,95.2,97.8 and 100.
Is there any connection here with the fact that I predominantly think in chords rather than melody, the extra complexity is something I'm always dealing with in the way I listen?


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Austin P
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 06:25 PM

90%; second time 70%. What a laugh. What the hell are they testing?

The fact is, they all sound different for the simple reason they are generated using different tonal envelopes. This is why banjo players don't play guitars.

Give us a test using the same instrument. Or a clean tone generator, not midi. What is the control strategy of this so called 'scientific test' I wonder?*

The site doesn't work properly under Firefox anyway - and why target Folk Musicians?

Harrumph. "Bloody Piano Tuners" (c) AL Lloyd

AP

*Double-Blind drunk would be appropriate I think ;O)


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 06:40 PM

Musical memory 88.9 but rhythm memory only 68. Guess that's why I'm not a drummer.

Pitch perception down to 0.4!


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: breezy
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 04:31 AM

yesterday a woman said she preferred my version of a well known recorded song to the original and 2 other people complemented me on my voice

having done similar tests at described whilst studying grades for the piano the joy of 'folk' is the freedom to do it yer own way crap or not

anyway i didnt want to sign up

so all you guys who scored well , well done , its good for your brain
as for Villan , get up and bloody sing a song, regardless.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 10:47 AM

Works fine with Firefox, here.

I like the use of the same instrument in the other link which MGAS posted, though it seems easier as they use the same tunes in different combos. I got 28 out of 30 on both; the next day I got 29 out of 30...the tunes become familiar.


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 11:45 AM

Pooh! Is it only the 'teachers pet' testers who are bold enough to show-off their shiny scores here, or am I totally alone in being complete rubbish at these tests! ;-[

That's a sort of grumpy 'mean eyed' face btw. I wanted to stick my tongue out petulently, but couldn't figure out how to picture it... So that's double pooh then!


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 11:50 AM

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there's a frown, of sorts, for you...*bg*


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 02:08 PM

I was 2/3 through the first test when the phone rang. After I finished the phone call I couldn't see how to resume the test where I left off.

Mutter, grumble, curse, whinge, complain ...

Richard


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Subject: RE: Test your Musical Ear
From: JohnB
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 10:04 AM

63.9%, Normal, and 80%
I guess I should stick to drums then.
Although I totally screwed up the first three trying to understand what to do, is there a test for slow learners too.
JohnB


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