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b0b


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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 8:49 am    
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I recommend headphones in a quiet room for this test.

https://beta.themusiclab.org/quizzes/td

My score was 27 of 32 correct. I thought I would do better than that, but I actually had to guess at some of them. Maybe I should rethink my tuning strategy. Shocked
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Gary Cosden


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Florida, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 9:29 am    
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I scored a 29 and I also basically guessed at perhaps 6 of them.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 9:45 am    
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31 of 32. There were around 4 where (I maintain) there was simply no difference, I refused to select Up or Down so I hit U & D together and it moved on to another without telling me 'correct' or not. I have no idea how this affected the score.

FWIW, it does not load on my Firefox but ran it fine on Chrome.
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Justin Emmert


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Martinsville, VA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 10:08 am    
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You listened to 32 sounds. Of those you guessed 30 correctly!
Nice work! You did better than 97.25% of people. Your average speed was 1.2 seconds.
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Harold Dye


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Cullman, Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 10:15 am    
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It will not download.
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 10:16 am    
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did it without headphones and with Bill Evans in the background. 28 out of 32 right. Average speed 1.1 seconds. Better than 74%
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 11:03 am    
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30 out of 32. 1.4 second average. Harder than I thought it would be. Guess that's where vibrato comes in handy!
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Jim Pollard


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Cedar Park, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 12:06 pm    
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You listened to 32 sounds. Of those you guessed 28 correctly!
Nice work! You did better than 74.31% of people. Your average speed was 1.1 seconds.

Interesting that it's from the Psychology Dept.
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gary pierce


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Rossville TN
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 12:12 pm    
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28 out of 32 for me
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b0b


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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 12:15 pm    
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Harold Dye wrote:
It will not download.


Takes a while to start up, and it requires a modern browser (uses HTML5).
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Glenn Demichele


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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 12:19 pm    
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32 out of 32 with 1 sec average. Now I know why I sound out of tune, but I don't understand why I sometimes don't hear my wife.
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Scott Martin


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 12:30 pm    
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I got them all right but now I know why I run out of the room every time Natalie Merchant sings, and thanks for the tip that it won't run on Firefox!
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Chris Reesor


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British Columbia, Canada
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 12:59 pm    
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31 out of 32, average 1.5 seconds. On the one where I guessed, I guessed wrong.
Kind of slow with the buttons until I realized it would be necessary to hover over u and d to get any speed.
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 2:17 pm    
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31 of 32, I guessed on one . It was an UP sound which to me sounded exactly the same as the root sound.
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Dan Kelly


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Boston, MA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 3:07 pm    
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You listened to 32 sounds. Of those you guessed 29 correctly! Nice work! You did better than 85.78% of people. Your average speed was 0.9 seconds.

WHAT did they SAY???? I wish they would speak up, for Pete's sake! Smile
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Bob Knetzger


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Kirkland, WA USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 3:43 pm    
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31 with .8 average speed.

Most seemed so so very obvious (a semitone or more different) I'd think anyone who has wrestled with cabinet drop or steel tuning would do nearly perfect on this test--- and be fast, too!

(and I'm reminded often by my wife that there is a big difference between "hearing" and "listening." And that it's easy to be "tone deaf" in way other than musical.)

...and here is the hearing test I don't like to know the results of: test your hearing frequency response and "ear age."

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hearing-test-ear-age-test/id1067630100


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Greg Lambert


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 4:11 pm    
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Well Bob looks like we tied.. I guess all the people that say I really sound good must be tone deaf. ha

You listened to 32 sounds. Of those you guessed 27 correctly! Nice work! You did better than 59.86% of people. Your average speed was 1.4 seconds.
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Aaron Johnson


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Washington, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 5:58 pm    
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Couldn't get it to load with FF, IE or Edge....
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Bob Bestor


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Ashland, OR
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 7:03 pm    
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you guessed 28 correctly!
Nice work! You did better than 74.31% of people. Your average speed was 1.1 seconds.

Better than I thought. My ear is a weakness. A couple were guesses.
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Billy Murdoch


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Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 11:25 pm    
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I also scored 27 which surprised Me,I thought I would have been pretty bad.
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 2:35 am    
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Tied with Bob and Greg!

You listened to 32 sounds. Of those you guessed 31 correctly!
Nice work! You did better than 99.54% of people. Your average speed was 0.8 seconds.


One of the very close ones got me, and yes, you need to be on those two keys. I suspect the close ones would be easier with a less pure waveform.
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Billy Murdoch


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Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 2:45 am    
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I agree with Bob Knetzger,We all hear the semi tone or more difference.
With the few which sound similar in the test are the differences perhaps only a few cents?.
I think deaf and tone deaf are misused terms.When We say that someone is deaf it usually means You will have to speak with more volume for the person to hear You clearly,We are lazy and have abbreviated the phrase to "he is deaf.
If someone was tone deaf would it not mean that they cannot hear the difference between notes at all?
Should We then say He is unable to hear differences less than a semi tone. Much easier to say "tone deaf"
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Alan Bidmade


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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 3:31 am    
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30/32, average 0.9 seconds (with a couple of guesses).
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Marco Schouten


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Assendelft, The Netherlands
Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 4:27 am    
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31 correct, average time 0.6 s. I did hear the other one correctly, but I pressed the wrong button Sad
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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 4:49 am    
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"You listened to 32 sounds. Of those you guessed 29 correctly!
Nice work! You did better than 85.78% of people. Your average speed was 1.3 seconds."

The ones I missed were definitely guesses.
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