Wing Standardized Test of Musical Intelligence - American Education
A battery of tests to measure acuity of musical hearing and sensitivity to musical performance. Designed in 1939 as a test for children eight years old and older, it is seldom administered to less than gifted children and is intended largely to help determine whether they should embark on a specialized musical education. It measures the ear’s ability to dis criminate rather than any factual knowledge about music. The seven subtests measure acuity with questions on chord analysis, pitch change, memory, rhythmic sensitivity, harmony, intensity and phrasing. The test is one of several measurements of musical aptitude, the very first of which was developed by Carl E. Seashore, who pioneered musical aptitude testing in 1919. The Seashore Measures of Musical Talents tests student discrimination of pitch, rhythm, time, timbre, loudness and tonal memory. Other musical aptitude tests include the Gaston Test of Musicality and the Gordon Musical Profile.