Ok I tried again and got 0.4125 Hz (average). I felt clearer about the meaning of the figures now. I usually tune by ear, which I'm sure helps. Some days I feel tired or stressed and may struggle to tune -then I need a tuner for extra helpCao Nguyen wrote:Tony,
If you can reliably differentiate two tones that are 0.18Hz apart at 500Hz, you have exceptional ears! 0.18Hz at that frequency approximately equals 0.6 cents.
Is 0.18 the average result that the website reports to you after finishing the test, or the lowest number you could achieve? If it was the latter, it's not really meaningful.
You can replay the tones as many times as you want. I can distinguish the tones without replaying up to 1.5Hz. From 0.75Hz and beyond I need to concentrate more and replay a lot. I can get it to as low as 0.04Hz but it's not a reliable result because I was guessing or not sure about the answer. 1.2Hz seems to be the correct figure to reflect my ability.
Yes, they're improving. The first time I got around 3 Hz. The second time I got a little above 1.5 Hz. Now I can get 1.2, 0.8, 0.4 and once, 0.03 Hz(!). An inherent problem in a probability distribution is, the higher the percentile, the less accurate (reliable) the quantity. You should do the test several times and see if you can get consistent results around some number. I find it hardest at around 0.75Hz. After that, it seems to be easier, even if the difference is under 0.1 Hz. Could it be the interference of the sound waves that I heard and the ones I'm hearingTonyyyyy wrote: Cao, You seem to have taken the test a few times - are your scores improving?
If you tune by ear every day it most likely would really improve your pitch discrimination. I guess there are a small minority of people who for physiological reasons will struggle with it.Evocacion wrote:I got 2.1 too, which is apparently on the low end of normal, not quite good enough to be good!.
I guess I'll stick to my electronic tuner...
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