[LAU] OT: Benchmark Your Hearing

Erik Steffl steffl at bigfoot.com
Mon Jun 2 21:13:39 EDT 2008

Ray Rashif wrote:
> http://jakemandell.com/tonedeaf/
> I apologise if this has been mailed before but I thought I should share. 
> Cool thing. Downside is that it requires Flash. Another downside is that 
> on Linux, at least on my system, the other flash objects linking to more 
> tests (rhtyhm, pitch etc) don't work. Anyway, the main one is fine.

   all of them worked here (linux, rehat, 2.6.18)

   this is amazing! and I am so glad I am not tone deaf! so proud of my 
lower-than normal pitch recognition :-)

   the last audio-visual test is most fun, my score, they go from low 
abstraction level to higher abstraction level (order of cognition):

58.0% pitch
67.6% musical memory
71.1% contour discrimination
74.7% musical/visual abstraction

   so glad it was proven I can enjoy music on higher levels even with 
low-normal physical abilities :-) Not that I didn't enjoy it before but 
now I have science supporting me :-)

   I wish there were more tools/toys like that to train your low level 
skills... anybody knows anything similar (I tried solfege but it's not 
working very well for me)


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