Welcome to the Distorted Tunes Test (DTT). Take the test in a quiet room free of distractions and background noise, because you'll need to be able to hear clearly. You must be alone, because having other people in the room could affect your test responses. We recommend that you do not use headphones/earphones/earbuds or high volume.
You will hear a number of well-known tunes. Some will be played correctly, while others will be played incorrectly (with some wrong notes). Your task is to decide whether the tunes are played correctly or incorrectly.
Here's an example to show you the kind of thing to expect. Click the link below that says "Play example tune." A music player will load on a new page and begin playing the tune. When it finishes, use your browser's Back button to return to the quiz.
If you think the tune was played correctly, click the button labeled "Yes" for the question. If you think the tune was played incorrectly, click the button labeled "No."
Now you're ready to begin the test. Good luck and have fun!
Distorted Tunes Test reproduced courtesy of Dennis T. Drayna, Ph.D., National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
Last updated: 2014 February 18
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