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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Chris said:

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


gerg said:

1000.. first try.


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 said:



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 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 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 said:

First try: 801
Second attempt: 901

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


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 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 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 said:

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


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. 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 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 said:

Scored 2112


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 said:

942 with right hand… electric guitar and drums.


Diana said:

this is incredibly sexist.


Ivan said:

I can’t hear the metronome


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 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 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 said:

Bestes Ergebnis bisher: 878 :)


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…


Chris said:

Who wants to listen to robot music? Without Meg the White Stripes songs would not have been the White Stripes songs. I love her drumming style, it is working perfectly in the songs and that counts.


Chris said:

Or like Dave Grohl said: “It’s nice to hear drummers like Meg White – one of my favorite fucking drummers of all time. Like, nobody fucking plays the drums like that.”


Chris said:

Pretty sure I just tapped the drumline to every single White Stripes song


ICB said:

OK one for the Pedants – That’s a pic of Meg white and another pic of Niel Peart, not Bonham. Doesn’t really matter, just saying.


Matthius said:

899 – Drummer… this mean I should be fired? :-S


rac said:

Interesting on.


JBot said:

Keyboardist, and trying to learn a bit of guitar. Used to be in a wind ensemble and have sung in choir. Also do a bit of recording work when I can.

If I focus in a bit, my best score is 852. Makes sense about my internal clock, I guess. When I’m hitting the tempo button to set a speed I want, it usually fluctuates by 1 or 2 beats per minute. And to think I prided myself on having fairly tight timing. Ah well, will just keep making music.


GDH said:

905/1000 I’m a solo acoustic performer…


BG said:

I’m sorry but this game cheats. No quantization button anywhere.

kjaert barn

kjaert barn said:

929 im a rapper


NotaMuscian said:

838 don’t play anything.


kj said:

This is dumb


Andrew said:

940. I play the bagpipes.


Vegeta said:

I scored OVER 9000!


bender said:

935 but that was doing the test at least 25 times also had 931,911 i play guitar and drums


Santoro said:

Sunny, It’s been my experience that drummers always have the best timing. Of course that’s not always the case and all musicians should have good timing as well as there are always exertions to the rule.


Gracie said:

Best 1000 worst 932 I’m a saxophone player


Metal_Pete said:

Scored 795 when I used space bar for tapping. I improved my result when I used mouse’s left click-button, my score was then 849. I can play drums, guitar, bass and keyboards. I mainly play guitar and keyboards. I’ve had a couple of years break in playing and by looking my scores that would make me a bassist! : )


pinochio said:

998.37 and I didn’t even turn the speakers on


Dave said:

This was fun. I’ve always said I was a musician at heart and a klutz at hand. Scores ranged from 761 to 898. Better with left hand even though, in theory I am right handed (they made me be a righty even though I was a south-paw). I play guitar and bass for fun


Dave said:

PS: I then tried to use my mouse, that was a disaster with scores in the high 600’s. I hate mice.

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