… that anyone would get this test wrong. So please, if you do, let me know! Or not.

I found this via Scott Spiegelberg’s site right here.

And yes, I know I’m a musician and I’d better get 100% correct on the test (which I did). I suppose some folks don’t hear the mistakes, but it’s just really difficult for me to imagine. Of course if a mathematician gave me a test I know I’d totally bungle everything up and I suppose he or she would be baffled by my inability to understand the problems. But still … everyone hears music and it just seems too easy to me. Am I totally naive? You may let me know that as well. Or not.

The test was fun, though. I laughed out loud several times. I suspect you will too.


  1. Scott Spiegelberg

    I find it difficult to believe that someone could create two spelling
    mistakes with my name.  (Actually, I don’t.  It gets
    mispelled all the time.  The best one was a student who spelled it

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    Heh … you got me!

    I had meant to go back to your site and make sure I spelled it right and had stuck in the quick name as a place marker. Then the pizza was done and, well, the BBQ chicken pizza took precedence. I’m really sorry, Scott! Funny thing is I was about to post a blog about my name and how I am NOT “Pat” or “Patti” and I know how irritating it is to have a name misspelled. 🙁

  3. This test is pretty simple…for those of us who teach lessons! Heck, hearing wrong notes is a big part of my daily work! 🙂

  4. Patricia Mitchell


    But did any of the tunes make you laugh out loud? Sure worked for me.

    I’m still surprised when one of my students can play the wrong note in a piece when it is so clearly the wrong note. But worse yet was an audition I attended once; I was on the panel when a player was playing a piece with a repeating arpeggio. He/she played the same wrong note in each arpeggio. It was … well … astounding!