Cao 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.
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 help
A friend who usually uses a tuner tried the test, and got a slightly below average score; he is interested in using the site to help improve his ear.
Cao, You seem to have taken the test a few times - are your scores improving?