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I flumped two of the questions because I double tapped the response so accidentally answered before I could here the tones. Pesky mousepads. Otherwise, thank you @ChristophEar for a nifty tool. Some of the tones reminded me of Army and Rail hearing tests.
Nicely put together. Some of the B ones go high in a slightly unpleasant way, but I suppose the easier ones do have to be strong.For years I was told our family was tone deaf (by the family, not a clinic or something), when actually the case was no-one had much musical training - a slightly self-perpetuating myth.
I hear that the actual clinical condition of tone deafness is very, very rare. People just use it as a catch-all to explain that they're not particularly "musical" (whatever that may mean).I got 100% I'm pleased to say, so my bad musicianship is entirely down to poor taste! >:D< If I could offer feedback, it might be nice to hear some notes that are closer to each other, maybe to within a 1/4 semitone or something. But I guess then you're not so much testing tone deafness as hearing acuity.
some of the tones didn't play back
Thanks, @monquixote! I've been a quiet lurker here recently but was planning to share this in case anyone had concerns - about themselves or others...!I'm really sunk deep into this issue of tone deafness and singing in tune at the moment. I think one of the most fascinating parts is how many capable musicians still have lingering doubts about their own tone deafness. Often it's the misconception that if you can't sing in tune then there's something wrong with your ears. It's been really interesting talking to singing teachers about how they help people get past this...ToneDeafTest.com is just a first little step in a bigger project to help people with all this. But when I tried some of the other "tone deafness" tests online it seemed worth putting a new one out there!Thanks for giving it a go guys. Any and all feedback is v welcome
And according to the other test - "Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.At
500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 6.25 Hz, which means
you did better than approximately 46.2% of people who took our test!"Which puts me well into the bottom half of those who did the test. :-SMaybe my hearing isn't as good as I thought.
Ladies and gentlemen, bow down before your new god;Thank you for taking our Pitch Discrimination Test at http://musicianbrain.com/pitchtest.At 500 Hz you can reliably hear pitch differences of 0.453125 Hz, which means you did better than approximately 99.9% of people who took our test! :-O
100%. Quite amazed. I do think I am a bit tone deaf and certainly can't sing for toffee. With multiple choice there is a chance element of course so I may be partially right and partially lucky. On the other hand I had MrsTheweary pulling faces at me so maybe a bit of luck balanced that out.
I got 100% but have always considered myself tone deaf. I really can't sing a note in tune. I sound like a distressed goose or something.Presumably this means that while my ability to detect pitch is OK-ish, my ability to reproduce it vocally is what's really wrong.Does this make me tone dumb?