Think you’ve got great hearing? Well now is your chance to prove what great shape your ears are in with a handy online tone deafness test posts a simple flash test for tone deafness.
The test, which checks for overall pitch perception ability, was devised by blogger and musician Jake Mandell while he was working at the music and neuroimaging lab at Beth Israel in Boston. The way it works is quite simple. You’ll hear two musical clips back to back and you have to press a “same” or “different” button at the end of each clip.
According to Mandell the test is actually quite difficult in places and excellent musicians rarely score above 80%. I’m feeling rather proud of myself with a score of 83.3% though I’m sure some of you out there can beat that. Have a go and let us all know how you did.
Take the tone deaf test (Flash and speakers required)