Can You Keep Perfect Time? Take This Test And Find Out!

Wondering how good your time is?  Can you lock in with a beat and hold it steady?  Take the test below and find out if you're a human metronome or a bass player's worst nightmare.  

 

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July 25, 2015 by Ryan Gruss
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Max Korn

Max Korn said:

To the idiot who said why Lars should be there instead of Meg, I have seen the white stripes live and they completely suck. Lars cant keep time? Bullshit, anyone who says that hasnt seen Metallica live. Meg on the other hand is a talentless hack who couldnt put a decent groove beat together. Moron.

Bassist

Bassist said:

883. Not good enough for me.

Bad Guitar

Bad Guitar said:

Always coming to early….

chris

chris said:

998. No one would ever lie about their score.

Alan

Alan said:

I got 1026

Russell Grigaitis

Russell Grigaitis said:

It appears that this app measures if you are on the beat, ahead of the beat, or behind the beat. Given that it has a picture of John Bonham, if you are constantly behind the beat, you’re doing it correctly. (I’m not particularly very current. Who’s Meg White? Is she any relation to Alan White?) Now if it had picture Jeff Porcaro, you would have to be constantly ahead of the beat. This has nothing to do with keeping perfect tempo, but what style of music and what feel you want to give. As for me, I was constantly way behind the beat in the style of John Bonham since that’s what I prefer. I did it again in the style of Jeff Porcaro, and I guess I”m out of practice, and I did not too bad right on the beat. I did have a bandleader tell be to play like Jeff Porcaro once, and he was happy with my compliance, but I much prefer to be way, way behind the beat! I’m just letting you know about this before you take this test and become concerned that you may not have perfect time. Playing on the beat is perhaps a bit boring in my opinion and has noting to do with perfect tempo, which doesn’t appear to be what is really being measured. Perhaps they should have had a drummer write this app rather than just a computer programmer. I happened to be both.

Jim

Jim said:

Just take the test. The object is to be on the beat. If you aren’t (and most people would do really well to get 800) then don’t complain that it’s ‘boring’ to be on the beat and somehow it’s more cool to be late and call it ‘behind the beat’. So many people talking nonsense about what’s right. This test is about playing on the beat. Don’t argue with the test and claim that you’re channeling your inner Porcaro by being late!

Rob

Rob said:

924 – not bad at all.

thomas

thomas said:

to be more meaningful, the results should be on a timeline of milliseconds. less than about 100ms off would hardly be perceptible. and using a drum stick on my touchpad damned near ruined it.

Bjorn

Bjorn said:

950…and I am the bassplayer. ;-)

Arturo V

Arturo V said:

917 the fourth time.Bass player and home recording musician.

Aaron

Aaron said:

956 after many many tries.

Glenn Rueger

Glenn Rueger said:

Still loading … I figure I’m probably past the verses and into the pre-chorus.

Marty

Marty said:

Well I’m a drummer of 40 yrs and I managed 927 BUT guess what it actually speeds up from my click track which I not use anymore anyway. I would like to have heard it actually stop for a full 4 beat count then start again. Be interesting to see what the results would be then? reason so many drummers do a fill then come back in off the time or the beat. Anyway it was fun to check myself after all these years.

Demo Crat

Demo Crat said:

I scored 1006. But hey! I’m an Obama voter!

Steven

Steven said:

I refer you to the movie ‘Whiplash’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d_jQycdQGo

MIKE

MIKE said:

The sound didnt work on chrome at all and i only had a kick drum on safari so that’s good

Mike

Mike said:

893, 898,901…bass player

graig

graig said:

7432 but I guess I am a bassist

gilbert

gilbert said:

1000!!!

Richi

Richi said:

897, I’m a Keyboard & Bass Player, it’s a nice toy.

Chris

Chris said:

I’m getting progressively more out of time the more I do it. Just like when I used to play live!

gerg

gerg said:

1000.. first try.

Rudy

Rudy said:

901 left hand, 898 right hand. I am right handed. Used a keyboard space bar. I play music on the guitar, bass, and piano. I am a vocalist. I play the drums for practice. This information is just for comparison. I hope to find out how this compares to others who tested (musician vs non-musician data) Please don’t think it a brag.

Len

Len said:

902…drummer

Max

Max said:

919…guitarist. My daughter scored an 890 so being the hot-blooded mucho machismo that I am, I had to better it. Sorry, sweetie.

thebestdrummer

thebestdrummer said:

1000 first try and Im only 8 years old… don’t believe me? as I don’t believe anybody else here posting their scores, but try to prove anyone wrong …right?

Len

Len said:

took this test several time with the same exact score every time……50 I am a multi instrument player, drums being one of them. I would say the rest of you ar lying about your score.

DJ Topcat

DJ Topcat said:

I’ve been playing drums since I was a kid. Tapping a keyboard is not a good timing test. Latency etc skews the results.

As far as the pics, John Bonham actually had terrible timing, especially when he was drunk (often) never used a click track or metronome, but that didn’t matter because he was fundamentally sound, and had excellent feel. That’s why he’s the greatest rock drummer of all time. Buddy Rich is still the drummer God.

Meg White plays in time, but the most basic patterns which fit the White Stripes style. I’ve seen far worse. Larsie is an egotistical asshole, but can play. Just highly overrated. :)

Norm

Norm said:

First try: 801
Second attempt: 901

If you like to stereotype, not bad for a banjo picker!

Ron

Ron said:

What did you use to tap with? The quality of your equipment and inet connection play a bigger part in this than your ability to keep time.

billemac

billemac said:

i’m a drummer , I got 887, lol to the guy that got 50 every time lol look at the top of the page after you finish the test… lol…

cowbite

cowbite said:

Larsie can’t even play his signature songs anymore.
Look up some of the old songs but played live in the last 5 years. HOLY crap. He barely tries anymore.

d!ckMane

d!ckMane said:

accomodate the give of the keyboard the same way you accomodate the give of your instrument buttons, holes, or drum sticks / skins …

Adamgentry

Adamgentry said:

Josh sucks at keeping tempo.

Alexander bunch

Alexander bunch said:

Never mind the score we all took the test because of the girl with nice tots.

llanfarpwyngwyllgogerywylantisiloggogoch@bigpond.net.au

llanfarpwyngwyllgogerywylantisiloggogoch@bigpond.net.au said:

she is hot and he is not

Nick Farr

Nick Farr said:

Hey guys, leave the poor girl from the White Stripes alone!

Matt

Matt said:

I’m laying in bed with my sound completely muted. Tapped randomly and got 750.

predator on bass

predator on bass said:

923 first try … whats so hard about it ?
it gives you 4 beats to get in groove, just like a real drummer would do right… even if your timing is not perfekt i gues you should be able to score at least 700 at this.

Ed

Ed said:

Scored 2112

Jim

Jim said:

I always thought real drummers were prefered because their timing wasn’t always perfect but perceaved as more ‘musical’ or had more ‘feel’ than a perfect click track generated by a drum machine.

Chris

Chris said:

942 with right hand… electric guitar and drums.

Diana

Diana said:

this is incredibly sexist.

Ivan

Ivan said:

I can’t hear the metronome

Dave

Dave said:

Hey Diana: I don’t know what you mean by calling it “sexy”. I didn’t feel aroused in the slightest doing the test, but so be it. To each their own.

scrub

scrub said:

i scored 993 WITH A MACRO. anyone saying they got anywhere close to this kind of perfection – considering lag in audiovisual and input equipment – is full of shit

carlo

carlo said:

game is bs itll lag. ive been a drummer for life and have extrmley good trackijng ability and this game lags and is bs

Sunny

Sunny said:

Bestes Ergebnis bisher: 878 :)

Sunny

Sunny said:

Hmm, I wonder, why People always menion, that they´re not drummers… Timing and notes are for every musician and instrument the same…

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