User Tag List

First 23456 Last

Results 31 to 40 of 62

  1. #31
    Wannabe genius Splittet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    632

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dissonance View Post
    i mean, the tests are really good for online tests. i agree. but one score isn't necessarily indicative of ability, especially on the high or low end of the bell curve.

    it's the same idea as online IQ tests. i've scored a 180 on one, even though i'm probably at least 45 points lower. they can tell you if you're better or worse than average with a high level of accuracy, but their accuracy is definitely questionable.

    although, i might be making this point partly because i don't think my results are indicative of my ability, either. my pride hurts
    Interesting point, but I think my musical genius friend really showed there is something to these tests even in the high end of the spectrum, by outclassing other very talented people in here. If there was such a thing as MQ, hers would be something like 180. Did I mention I love her?

    But do not fear my friend, as I mentioned, the sample is probably very biased, so your true percentile, compared to the whole population, is likely quite a lot better. I think it is likely the sample is + about 1SD, as on online IQ tests. That would make you 98th percentile in pitch differentiation. Does that sound better?

  2. #32
    Reigning Bologna Princess Rajah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    7
    Posts
    1,774

    Default

    Okay, I found it amusing that in New Posts, it showed "dissonance" as the last post in this thread. I even tried to make a pretty picture of it, but failed at life.




    I... suppose. Yeah!

  3. #33
    Occasional Member Evan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    1
    Posts
    4,223

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Splittet View Post
    Interesting point, but I think my musical genius friend really showed there is something to these tests even in the high end of the spectrum, by outclassing other very talented people in here. If there was such a thing as MQ, hers would be something like 180. Did I mention I love her?

    But do not fear my friend, as I mentioned, the sample is probably very biased, so your true percentile, compared to the whole population, is likely quite a lot better. I think it is likely the sample is + about 1SD, as on online IQ tests. That would make you 98th percentile in pitch differentiation. Does that sound better?
    no, that does not sound better. not to sound like a dick (which i'm totally gonna do anyways), i am by far the 2nd best musician i know, next to my brother -- i'm sure we're both 3 SDs above average. (he was the youngest guitarist ever to be sponsored by fender, for example.)

    but i'm obviously arguing from a biased stance, i guess.

    edit: i'm not trying to say your friends score means nothing. i'm trying to say:
    very high score --------> very good musician
    very good musician -----> very high score

  4. #34
    Wannabe genius Splittet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    632

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dissonance View Post
    no, that does not sound better. not to sound like a dick (which i'm totally gonna do anyways), i am by far the 2nd best musician i know, next to my brother -- i'm sure we're both 3 SDs above average. (he was the youngest guitarist ever to be sponsored by fender, for example.)

    but i'm obviously arguing from a biased stance, i guess.

    edit: i'm not trying to say your friends score means nothing. i'm trying to say:
    very high score --------> very good musician
    very good musician -----> very high score
    Do notice that this test probably measures something halfway between ability (if you are good musician is probably more dependent on training than these test results) and talent. The comparison with IQ is really fruitful. By the way, my friend is probably more talented than you both. She has active (only found in 1/10000) and passive (I think it's found in something like 1/400) absolute pitch, plays more instruments (clarinet, piano, drums, guitar, bass, saxophone, violin, etc.) than I have fingers and probably toes, and is able to compose (with notes) only in her head, without the help of any instruments. Simply put, she is amazing!

  5. #35
    Senior Member substitute's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Posts
    4,601

    Default

    Pitch 0.3,
    Tone 99.7%
    rhythm 87

    Ils se d�merdent, les mecs: trop bon, trop con..................................MY BLOG!

    "When it all comes down to dust
    I will kill you if I must
    I will help you if I can" - Leonard Cohen

  6. #36
    Occasional Member Evan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    1
    Posts
    4,223

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Splittet View Post
    Do notice that this test probably measures something halfway between ability (if you are good musician is probably more dependent on training than these test results) and talent. The comparison with IQ is really fruitful. By the way, my friend is probably more talented than you both. She has active (only found in 1/10000) and passive (I think it's found in something like 1/400) absolute pitch, plays more instruments (clarinet, piano, drums, guitar, bass, saxophone, violin, etc.) than I have fingers and probably toes, and is able to compose (with notes) only in her head, without the help of any instruments. Simply put, she is amazing!
    she's prolly better than me. i don't doubt that. whats active and passive perfect pitch? 'cuz i think my bro has both, but i don't know the definitions. oh and my brother has written hundreds of compositions too, with and without instruments to play with.

    anyways i was thinking about it more. and basically the results from the two tests (minus the pitch differentiation one) are greatly dependent on short term aural memory, which isn't necessarily indicative of musical ability (although it's obviously helpful).

    but yeah, i'll take back my point from earlier. it was stupid. the tests are actually pretty good. it's just that what they test for doesn't cover the whole range of musical skills.

    edit: just looked it up; my brother definitely has active perfect pitch.

  7. #37
    Wannabe genius Splittet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    632

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dissonance View Post
    she's prolly better than me. i don't doubt that. whats active and passive perfect pitch? 'cuz i think my bro has both, but i don't know the definitions. oh and my brother has written hundreds of compositions too, with and without instruments to play with.

    anyways i was thinking about it more. and basically the results from the two tests (minus the pitch differentiation one) are greatly dependent on short term aural memory, which isn't necessarily indicative of musical ability (although it's obviously helpful).

    but yeah, i'll take back my point from earlier. it was stupid. the tests are actually pretty good. it's just that what they test for doesn't cover the whole range of musical skills.

    edit: just looked it up; my brother definitely has active perfect pitch.
    Interesting, then it really is strange he doesn't test better. Was he unfocused when he took the tests? And really, I don't see the tests as a test of how good a musician you are, but rather a test of your musical intelligence. Again, talent and ability are two different things. Having a genius level IQ, doesn't make you knowledgeable. Having a genius level musical talent, doesn't make you a good musician. Perhaps you have never touched an instrument, but had it in you to become Mozart?

    I have to boast some more of my genius friend. :P Of course she as well has composed a lot of stuff, for example a string quartet (known to be hard). But she is very personal about it. I doubt she has showed her stuff to many. And I think music might be too emotional for her to have it as a profession, it's just too intense. By the way, genius is kind of an obsession of mine. :P

  8. #38
    Protocol Droid Athenian200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Posts
    8,828

    Default



    Tone deaf: 58.3% Correct

    Rhythm deaf: 44.0% Correct

    Adaptive Pitch: 31.2Hz (after six tries of being told my perceptual abilities were out of range.)

    To be fair, I am nearly deaf in my right ear... so keep that in mind.

    I wonder if this is why 96kbit/s MP3's sound okay to me?

    What's odd is that I can hear tones in people's voices very easily, and can detect a mood change or an implication easily, and I can hear noises from far enough away... I don't get it. I'm even good at keeping up with what's being said during lectures in class.

    What's awful is that I'm only 19, and I've done worse than people 20+ years older than me. If this is deterioration, this means I'll probably be deaf by 30.

  9. #39
    Wannabe genius Splittet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    632

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    To be fair, I am nearly deaf in my right ear... so keep that in mind.
    My musical genius friend is actually nearly deaf on one ear as well, can't remember if it is the left or right. Anyhow, even if you are, I think you can still have a good ear. I must admit I am kind of interested in how much musical training will improve these test results. Maybe 1 SD?

  10. #40
    Protocol Droid Athenian200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Posts
    8,828

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Splittet View Post
    My musical genius friend is actually nearly deaf on one ear as well, can't remember if it is the left or right. Anyhow, even if you are, I think you can still have a good ear. I must admit I am kind of interested in how much musical training will improve these test results. Maybe 1 SD?
    Are you saying that somehow, all of these people that have taken this had musical training or something of some sort, and my results aren't that weird? If that's the case, I feel better. And what's an SD?

Similar Threads

  1. Communication Skills test
    By tovlo in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 11-29-2017, 02:27 AM
  2. ZNP's test online test results (started 8/17/16)
    By ZNP-TBA in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-24-2017, 01:02 PM
  3. New MBTI Test Online: Try it Out!
    By Blackwater in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 140
    Last Post: 06-21-2017, 01:49 PM
  4. What's the best free mbti test online?
    By rocco in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-12-2016, 11:52 PM
  5. Skills Tests: Word, Excel, etc.
    By speculative in forum Academics and Careers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-05-2009, 06:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO