electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
 Forum index » How-tos
Test your musical skills in 6 minutes!
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 2 [41 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Author Message
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12099
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 33
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Test your musical skills in 6 minutes!
Subject description: The Tonedeaf Test
Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

arrow http://jakemandell.com/tonedeaf/
_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Uncle Krunkus
Moderator


Joined: Jul 11, 2005
Posts: 4760
Location: Sydney, Australia
Audio files: 52
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

88.9% for me.
_________________
What makes a space ours, is what we put there, and what we do there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
v-un-v
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: May 16, 2005
Posts: 8934
Location: Birmingham, England, UK
Audio files: 11
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Laughing

I laughed when I saw it was Jake Mandell (Who imo made exceedingly shit (well very dull 'wallpaper electronica') max/msp music anyway Laughing ). Then after not really understanding the question until the flash site got cross with me initially gave me a score of 72%, so I decided to take it again, and during this time I must say that my daughter was trying to take and eat a banana from the fruit bowl in front of me, I scored a measly 61% Shocked

Yes Jake. Rolling Eyes Laughing

_________________
ACHTUNG!
ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS!
DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKSEN.
IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.
ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
BILDOZER



Joined: Nov 06, 2007
Posts: 18
Location: Houston

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

94.4% Correct!
Seemed like a lot of them were a bit easy. Obviously was a note that wasn't in the first one.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Uncle Krunkus
Moderator


Joined: Jul 11, 2005
Posts: 4760
Location: Sydney, Australia
Audio files: 52
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

What's "max/msp" music?
_________________
What makes a space ours, is what we put there, and what we do there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
v-un-v
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: May 16, 2005
Posts: 8934
Location: Birmingham, England, UK
Audio files: 11
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It's an A/V programming language for Mac and now Windows.

It's good- but very deep. But a lot of music I've heard from it can have a tendency to sound 'samey', probably because most who use it are Aphex Twin or Autechre wannabies!! Sorry guys- but it's true isn't it?? Shocked Wink Laughing Embarassed

_________________
ACHTUNG!
ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS!
DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKSEN.
IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.
ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
v-un-v
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: May 16, 2005
Posts: 8934
Location: Birmingham, England, UK
Audio files: 11
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

v-un-v wrote:
It's an A/V programming language for Mac and now Windows.



I don't think that Richard Thomas uses Max/MSP, he may use Audiomulch (Andrew, you gotta check out Audiomulch! Very Happy ), but whatever Mr Thomas uses, he don't half make bloody fabulous electro-glitch jazz!!

http://lorecordings.greedbag.com/buy/soggymartyrs-3/

"Soggy Martyrs" comes highly recommended from me!

_________________
ACHTUNG!
ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS!
DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKSEN.
IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.
ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12099
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 33
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

v-un-v wrote:
but it's true isn't it?? Shocked Wink Laughing Embarassed


max/MSP is a biggie in the academic world and none of them is an Aphex Twin or Autechre wannabies!

arrow http://www.cycling74.com/products/max5

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
v-un-v
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: May 16, 2005
Posts: 8934
Location: Birmingham, England, UK
Audio files: 11
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

excluding the academic world Very Happy Embarassed Very Happy (and probably a few others. Laughing )
_________________
ACHTUNG!
ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS!
DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKSEN.
IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.
ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
xjscott



Joined: Apr 25, 2007
Posts: 190
Location: Appalachia

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I got "88.9% Correct". I also took this test once back in 2006 and got 86.1% back then.

When taking the test I thought I was going to do worse.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
BILDOZER



Joined: Nov 06, 2007
Posts: 18
Location: Houston

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I took it high... wonder if it helped? Thought I was going to do worse as well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
v-un-v
Janitor
Janitor


Joined: May 16, 2005
Posts: 8934
Location: Birmingham, England, UK
Audio files: 11
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

BILDOZER wrote:
I took it high... wonder if it helped? Thought I was going to do worse as well.


I thought the opposite, but I think these 'tests' are like MENSA tests. Either you can do them or you can't. I wonder what Beethoven would have thought about these? Rolling Eyes

_________________
ACHTUNG!
ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENPEEPERS!
DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKSEN.
IST NICHT FÜR GEWERKEN BEI DUMMKOPFEN. DER RUBBERNECKEN SIGHTSEEREN KEEPEN DAS COTTONPICKEN HÄNDER IN DAS POCKETS MUSS.
ZO RELAXEN UND WATSCHEN DER BLINKENLICHTEN.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Blue Hell
Site Admin


Joined: Apr 03, 2004
Posts: 20680
Location: The Netherlands, Enschede
Audio files: 156
G2 patch files: 318

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

On the previous one I scored really bad, this one was like "normal" at 75%. Most errors were things I flagged as different while they were not.
_________________
Jan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ComposerTed



Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 34
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Audio files: 8

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Interesting test. I got 66.7. Then tried a couple of more times and got 63.9 each time (using two different sets of earphones, so that didn't seem to make much difference). Tried one last time and got 69.4. I think I'll quit for now while I'm near normal Smile Might try it again when my allergies are less active.

I have some question as to whether the test is strictly a measure of tone deafness. I think memory and concentration are factors as well.

_________________
Ted
my recordings (and some other other music-related goodies)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Blue Hell
Site Admin


Joined: Apr 03, 2004
Posts: 20680
Location: The Netherlands, Enschede
Audio files: 156
G2 patch files: 318

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ComposerTed wrote:
I think memory and concentration are factors as well.


Yes, and such was stated on the site as well.

_________________
Jan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mosc
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 17620
Location: Allentown, PA
Audio files: 125
G2 patch files: 60

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This test is a real drag. I got about 75% of the way though and my phone rang. I answered it. Went back to the test and hit the relaod button on the browser to get that last phrase to repeat and it jumped back to the beginning. Boo Evil or Very Mad
_________________
--Howard
my music and other stuff
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
Antimon



Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3739
Location: Sweden
Audio files: 277
G2 patch files: 96

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

94.4% Very Happy It might have helped that a lot of the stuff that I get when playing with note algorithms end up sounding like the more pointless ones here.

/Stefan

_________________
Antimon's Window
@soundcloud @Flattr home - you can't explain music
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ark



Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 676
Location: New Jersey
Audio files: 11
G2 patch files: 31

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

88.9% for me. And I know that I mistakenly clicked the wrong button on one question.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
ComposerTed



Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 34
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Audio files: 8

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Blue Hell wrote:
Quote:
Quote:
ComposerTed wrote:
I think memory and concentration are factors as well.


Yes, and such was stated on the site as well.


Good point - I hadn't read it as closely as I should have. Now that I have, I noticed that it also says
Quote:
excellent musicians rarely score above 80%.
So kudos to all of you who surpassed that lofty level. (and reassurance to the rest of us that we are in good company Smile)
_________________
Ted
my recordings (and some other other music-related goodies)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
neandrewthal



Joined: May 11, 2007
Posts: 672
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ComposerTed wrote:
Blue Hell wrote:
Quote:
Quote:
ComposerTed wrote:
I think memory and concentration are factors as well.


Yes, and such was stated on the site as well.


Good point - I hadn't read it as closely as I should have. Now that I have, I noticed that it also says
Quote:
excellent musicians rarely score above 80%.
So kudos to all of you who surpassed that lofty level. (and reassurance to the rest of us that we are in good company Smile)

Scratch that! I'm a shit musician and I scored 83.3, or did they mean to say excellent musicians rarely score over 80%, but shit musicians often do? Razz

_________________
" I went through quite a few trannies til I found one I liked" - Wild Zebra
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Uncle Krunkus
Moderator


Joined: Jul 11, 2005
Posts: 4760
Location: Sydney, Australia
Audio files: 52
G2 patch files: 1

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Maybe, being an "excellent" musician has nothing to do with whether you're tone deaf or not. I know I'm not tone deaf, and the result I got tends to back that up, but do I regard myself as an excellent musician? No way! I'm barely interested in writing or performing music enough to justify the space it takes up in my life. I know some "excellent" musicians. The type of people who love writing and performing so much that they can't help themselves, they are doing it all the time. Some of them could be tone deaf for all I know, but their enthusiasm and commitment would easily make up for it, and probably render it irrelevant.
What is an "excellent" musician? Confused

_________________
What makes a space ours, is what we put there, and what we do there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Antimon



Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3739
Location: Sweden
Audio files: 277
G2 patch files: 96

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

neandrewthal wrote:

Scratch that! I'm a shit musician and I scored 83.3, or did they mean to say excellent musicians rarely score over 80%, but shit musicians often do? Razz


What I was thinking.

/Stefan

_________________
Antimon's Window
@soundcloud @Flattr home - you can't explain music
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Low Note



Joined: Jul 20, 2007
Posts: 146
Location: New Jersey
Audio files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

70, but i started to lose focus about 2/3 through.

This reminds me of Gordon's Music Aptitude Tests.

http://www.sc.edu/library/music/gordon.html

I didn't do too well on those either. But then again, I took that test in a methods of music education class where the professor thought it would be appropriate to change the class into methods of music education research. These tests are supposed to test innate ability as opposed to years of training. One of the things Gordon would do to try and get around our Western trainings was to use bizarre temperments, symmetrical scales, and less often heard modes. This way, someone who has spent 6 years in the conservatory isn't going to be as easily able to process the examples into small bits.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
neandrewthal



Joined: May 11, 2007
Posts: 672
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Uncle Krunkus wrote:
I'm barely interested in writing or performing music enough to justify the space it takes up in my life.


Hah. I'm with you on that one, but the GAS persists!

_________________
" I went through quite a few trannies til I found one I liked" - Wild Zebra
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kenneth



Joined: Apr 16, 2009
Posts: 43
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

69%

If you hit a random button you will get around 50%, let's say +-20%

Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 2 [41 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » How-tos
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
e-m mkii

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use