[personal profile] asterroc
This quiz will prove it or not. I've posted this before, but [livejournal.com profile] the_xtina reminded me of it and I just had to share the agony. That is, if you aren't tone deaf, it's agony. I actually did get one wrong, so I'm not as good as I think, but I don't know which. Most of the songs are traditional/folk/patriotic music from the US, some Christmas carols, some super famous classical themes. If you grew up in the US you should know them.

Date: 2008-12-02 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gemini6ice.livejournal.com
I think the quiz should play them correctly FIRST for those who don't know the songs.

Also, I don't have the patience to go through 30 of them :(

Date: 2008-12-02 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zandperl.livejournal.com
The wrong notes are generally NOT in the same key/scale as the correct notes. Some of the songs end in entirely different keys from where they started.

Date: 2008-12-02 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gemini6ice.livejournal.com
Songs have to remain in one key/scale? I didn't know this, haha

Date: 2008-12-02 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zandperl.livejournal.com
Most songs do, not all. :) When folk/pop songs change key, it's usually in the last verse/chorus repetition for dramatic effect, but within each verse/chorus you have to stay in the same key.

In case you are unfamiliar with the concept of a key, you can describe it as what notes you use relative to the first note in the song. It's like if you sang through all of "Mary Had a Little Lamb", and then started it over, but with a different start note. If you can stand country music, Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" has a key change at 3:19.

Edit: Oh, so my point is if you have a decent musical ear, you can tell if a note is wrong even if you don't know the song.
Edited Date: 2008-12-02 02:31 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-12-02 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meig.livejournal.com
I missed one, too.

Date: 2008-12-02 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soapfaerie.livejournal.com
I only got one wrong too, and i guarantee it was the song i played a couple times because i didn't know it. But who knows? :)

And yes, that was PAINFUL. hahaha.

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