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(Some Fazed Guy)   Can you hear shapes? Are you good at visual learning? Here's a short online music test to find out your musical visual intelligence ability   (dumb.com) divider line 82
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2013-03-15 01:52:30 PM
75%

fun test!
 
2013-03-15 01:58:31 PM
Total Score: 90%
Pitch discrimination: 91.3%
Musical memory: 91.0%
Contour discrimination: 83.1%
Attention: 89.2%
Musical/visual abstraction: 88.7%

Suck it
 
2013-03-15 02:10:24 PM
The test is weirdly flawed because there are "correct" answers. There were several where the shape I heard was not one of the options.
 
2013-03-15 02:11:19 PM
Can you hear shapes?

Get a job, hippies.

Total Score: 80%

Pitch discrimination: 72.5%
Musical memory: 82.0%
Contour discrimination: 79.5%
Attention: 78.5%
Musical/visual abstraction: 81.9%

I blame the shiatty earbuds I have at work, and my history of standing too close to the speakers at concerts.
 
2013-03-15 02:12:55 PM
35%

It's almost as if I guessed on every test, because I did.
 
2013-03-15 02:29:15 PM

Donnchadha: The test is weirdly flawed because there are "correct" answers. There were several where the shape I heard was not one of the options.


Seems like it's not a test of what shape you "see", but whether you can determine the difference between sounds and convert that to a visual description.

Also,
Total Score: 80%
Pitch discrimination: 81.2%
Musical memory: 83.5%
Contour discrimination: 68.7%
Attention: 79.6%
Musical/visual abstraction: 83.0%
 
2013-03-15 02:31:44 PM
Total Score: 60%

I can hear pizza.
 
2013-03-15 02:35:34 PM
65%. As one of the few non-musical people in my family, I'm completely OK with this.
 
2013-03-15 02:36:58 PM
I can hear colors and taste sounds, man.
 
2013-03-15 02:37:52 PM
Since we're posting our scores... 85% here.

Pretty cool little test.
 
2013-03-15 02:38:25 PM
90%

The test has almost nothing to do with the shapes, and everything to do with their relative positions.
 
2013-03-15 02:39:05 PM
www.smidgeindustriesltd.com

There's an easy sort of logic to it. I missed one (#8) but I went back and now it's clear what the right answer is. Very fun little test!
=Smidge=
/Difficulty: Only one earbud.
 
2013-03-15 02:44:06 PM
Is this where we we complain that the test is subjective and that when there is a "right" answer it immediate discounts the personal experience?

/80%
//I have perfect pitch IRL
 
2013-03-15 02:45:53 PM
Total Score: 85%
Pitch discrimination: 81.2%
Musical memory: 83.5%
Contour discrimination: 85.5%
Attention: 84.9%
Musical/visual abstraction: 81.9%

wxboy: Seems like it's not a test of what shape you "see", but whether you can determine the difference between sounds and convert that to a visual description.


Couldn't agree more.  I got the first three wrong while I was trying to figure out what the hell was going on... once I found the pattern, and how they used the shapes to represent tones, different instruments, etc, it wasn't that hard.

/I love music but I can't sing or play a single instrument
 
2013-03-15 02:50:38 PM
Not so good at hearing shapes - 60%

Never could smell teen spirit , either.
 
2013-03-15 02:50:55 PM
I got a 45% total... but I am not good at music :(
 
2013-03-15 02:54:08 PM
Am I the first 100%?
 
2013-03-15 02:54:34 PM

PirateKing: 90%

The test has almost nothing to do with the shapes, and everything to do with their relative positions.


This. I got 80 because it took me a few questions to figure out WTF they wanted.
 
2013-03-15 02:56:03 PM
Total Score: 85%

I got the first three wrong while I was trying to figure out what the hell was going on... once I found the pattern, and how they used the shapes to represent tones, different instruments, etc, it wasn't that hard.

This. It didn't really have a whole lot to do with musical understanding, but had a whole lot to do with pattern recognition.
 
2013-03-15 02:56:27 PM
85, reminded me of Raven's progresive matrixes, now with sound.
 
2013-03-15 02:59:25 PM
I got to question 7, then I got bored. I was hoping to hear some decent metal and say what picture it represented. The whole thing seemed overly simplistic.
 
2013-03-15 03:03:19 PM
I got 100% but my "contour discrimination" is 95.2%??  Unpossible.
 
2013-03-15 03:04:07 PM
Total Score: 85%
Pitch discrimination: 78.3
Musical memory: 78.1
Contour discrimination: 89.2
Attention: 84.9
Musical/visual abstraction: 84.8

That was fun.
 
2013-03-15 03:08:02 PM
I only scored 70% despite being a musician. But I also have trouble picking locks in Oblivion.
 
2013-03-15 03:09:35 PM
95% but I was distracted on the one I missed. Oh dear. Wonder what my discount at Starbucks will be?
 
2013-03-15 03:12:17 PM
Total score: 100%
Pitch discrimination: 100%
Musical memory: 100%
Contour discrimination: 95.2%
Attention: 97.8% (how they know I got distracted. . . )
Musical/visual abstraction: 100%

Why I think I had an advantage:
I read music alright, and started singing in choir about two years ago. I'm not the strongest reader, so basically I just try to see the shape of the musical piece. When I get a new piece of music, I go home and input the music into Reason, and then send that through Audacity to make an mp3 I can practice from; I can then memorize the piece so that when I go to rehearsal I can then work on nuances like dynamics and the such. The nice part about Reason is that it shows you a piano roll, so I'm already used to seeing music as "boxes" - longer boxes = longer notes, darker boxes = louder notes, etc.

Also, my mom and I have synesthesia (she can "see" music and sees numbers as colors, and we both can taste shapes). I'll have to send this to my mom and my fiance (a musician) and see what scores they come up with.
 
2013-03-15 03:36:50 PM
80%

If it's a factor: I'm so left-brained, most personality tests I've taken at work don't have a place on the chart for me.
 
2013-03-15 03:36:56 PM

Uzzah: Total Score: 85%

I got the first three wrong while I was trying to figure out what the hell was going on... once I found the pattern, and how they used the shapes to represent tones, different instruments, etc, it wasn't that hard.

This. It didn't really have a whole lot to do with musical understanding, but had a whole lot to do with pattern recognition.


One of the most important books ever written.
 
2013-03-15 03:40:30 PM
Guitarist, classically trained singer, poor sight reader, and no farking idea what that was about - closed it after three. What does green taste like? How big is cold?
 
2013-03-15 03:43:55 PM
Gully Foyle approves.
 
2013-03-15 03:44:13 PM
Total Score: 95%
Pitch discrimination: 95.7
Musical memory: 95.5
Contour discrimination: 89.2
Attention: 91.4
Musical/visual abstraction: 96.6

I missed one because I wasn't paying attention to where I clicked. I chose one with a down arrow when I wanted the one with the up arrow. <shrug> Who knows, maybe the answer I wanted was still wrong...
 
2013-03-15 03:52:17 PM

Shadyman: This. I got 80 because it took me a few questions to figure out WTF they wanted.


This this

I Tried a few questions and could not not figure out what the test wanted from me (and I play music in public most weeks). Then I read a few comments here, went back, and score well (over 80%) in all categories.

I think the test is deeply flawed. I also think some people will take it as confirmation of not "getting" music instead of thinking "this test is flawed" and that is sort of sad.
 
2013-03-15 03:53:17 PM
Pitch discrimination: 39.1%
Musical memory: 47.4%
Contour discrimination: 42.2%
Attention: 33.3%
Musical/visual abstraction: 37.8%
...................Total Score: 40%

/Whoo!  Not the lowest...
 
2013-03-15 03:57:20 PM

barefoot in the head: Guitarist, classically trained singer, poor sight reader, and no farking idea what that was about - closed it after three. What does green taste like? How big is cold?


I had a similar experience. After reading a few test tips on this thread I scored well.

>> The test has almost nothing to do with the shapes, and everything to do with their relative positions.

Think of the relative positions and what instruments you hear. Don't do what I did at first and focus on the melodies. It's more about how it makes you feel and less about actual musical structure.
 
2013-03-15 03:59:45 PM
That was an interesting test. 85%
Pitch discrimination: 87.0%
Musical memory: 82.0%
Contour discrimination: 95.2%
Attention: 86.0%
Musical/visual abstraction: 68.3%
 
2013-03-15 04:01:03 PM

barefoot in the head: Guitarist, classically trained singer, poor sight reader, and no farking idea what that was about - closed it after three. What does green taste like? How big is cold?


Play 4 instruments, singer.  Stopped after three, didn't get any.

FTA:  "Some people can associate across sensory domains: they "hear" hints of shapes and can "taste" the essence of colors. This neurological phenomenon is called synesthesia. However, many creative people subconsciously employ aspects of synesthesia every day when attempting to think of things in new ways. The 20 question test below will measure your ability to correlate music with shapes and symbols. "

From Wiki:  "Synesthesia (also spelledsynæsthesia orsynaesthesia, pluralsynesthesiæ orsynæsthesiæ), from the ancient Greek (syn), "together," and (aisthēsis), "," is a neurological condition in which of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway."

So, we don't have a neurological condition.  That's good news.

What's the point of this, again?

I'd rather waste time looking at boobies...
 
2013-03-15 04:05:25 PM
30% I think that's a "no"
 
2013-03-15 04:05:29 PM

SpectroBoy: barefoot in the head: Guitarist, classically trained singer, poor sight reader, and no farking idea what that was about - closed it after three. What does green taste like? How big is cold?

I had a similar experience. After reading a few test tips on this thread I scored well.

>> The test has almost nothing to do with the shapes, and everything to do with their relative positions.

Think of the relative positions and what instruments you hear. Don't do what I did at first and focus on the melodies. It's more about how it makes you feel and less about actual musical structure.


The first one is two identical passages played with no diatonic degree of separation. Therefore the answer is two black boxes, which the test says is wrong. The instruments they are played on is trivial.
 
2013-03-15 04:08:22 PM
Low-Normal, on all of them.  Think my highest was a 45%.

But, i can count the stars on the US Flag from several hundred yards away.  Vision has gotten better as I get older.
 
2013-03-15 04:08:31 PM
95%
Pitch Discrimination: 94.2
Musical Memory: 95.5
counter discrimination: 94
musical memory: 91.4
Musical/visual abstraction:  93.2
 
2013-03-15 04:11:54 PM
80% whatever man.
 
2013-03-15 04:29:45 PM
Not the intended topic, but interesting question:  Can you hear the shape of a drum?  That is, just from its sound, can you reconstruct its shape?

(Answer:   no.)
 
2013-03-15 04:31:33 PM
I guess I am not going to be a musician.
 
2013-03-15 04:37:40 PM
Tone deaf.
 
2013-03-15 04:38:49 PM
www.piccer.nl

Next time there should be an example question. You mess up too much at the start figuring everything out.
 
2013-03-15 04:42:09 PM
Do I have synesthesia?

I think with my dick.
 
2013-03-15 04:45:46 PM
I wish I could parlay the 90% I got into something useful job or life purpose.
 
2013-03-15 04:47:26 PM
The test shows that I have fantastic taste in music.
 
2013-03-15 04:54:54 PM
Took me a bit to figure out what the heck they wanted and I was distracted doing it at work and trying to answer phones because no-one is here.  80%.  And I'm certain that YOU care.
 
2013-03-15 04:56:24 PM
95% -- tried going with my gut on the first one, then for the rest I broke the symbols down to match distinct phrases within the music. I still have no idea what a triangle or a square is supposed to represent, let alone a triangle tipped on edge, or what red/black refers to.
 
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