I found this cool online test about musical skills and how good your ears is in three areas: Tone, pitch and rythm. I was bored, and I took it being sure I would get something bad, because I don’t believe my hearing is too good, I’m always like “What did you say?” “Again?” “huh?” and, when everyone is “did you hear that?” I’m always like “hah”.
Surprisingly I didn’t do too bad and the tests were fun to do.
Here they play some tune, then play another and you have to tell whether the first and second are identical or not. I got confused a few times, but still got 75% correct (normal range, 46th percentile) .
#2 ADAPTATIVE PITCH
Here they play one beep, then another beep, and you have to tell which one has higher pitch. It went great, I was recognizing frequencies of 0.03-something Hz apart with no errors at all in a sort of hypnotic state. Then I realized I couldn’t go further and lost my concentration and then I screwed up the rest, but it still gave me an average of 0.63 Hz:
“At 500 Hz, you can reliably differentiate two tones 0.6375 Hz apart. At this frequency two semitones are aproximately 30 Hz apart.”
And got me in the “exceptional ear” group within the 87th percentile!! 0.o
Again, one tune (drum beat), then another and then you have to tell whether they’re different or not.
I got 80%, within the “Outstanding performance” group and 72nd percentile.
I liked the last one the best. 😀 If you fail it, it means you suck at dancing! 😛