Perfect Pitch (Absolute Pitch) Test - Chromatic Scale

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Purpose

Absolute pitch, or perfect pitch, is the ability to name the pitch of a note without reference to another note.

Files being tested

These files present individual piano notes, from B4 to C5 in chromatic scale.

B3 C4 C#4 D4 D#4 E4
F4 F#4 G4 G#4 A4 A#4
B4 C5

Don't listen to these files now but start with the blind test first (next section)!

If you ever failed the blind test and want to improve your absolute pitch skills, use the files below as a training set.

The Test

These files present individual piano notes, from B4 to C5 in chromatic scale.

B3 C4 C#4 D4 D#4 E4 F4 F#4 G4 G#4 A4 A#4 B4 C5
Listen to [?] then vote — multiple guesses not allowed (your vote triggers a new draw)

To pass a blind test, you will need to perform 10 trials at least, obtain a high score and reach a high confidence level: 95% is standard to rate statistical significance. It means that your score outperforms random guesses by 95%. There is still a probability that you just got lucky though, 5%. To reduce such probability to 1%, keep testing until you reached a confidence level of 99%.

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