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Wikipedia says:

Tone deaf people often lack a sense of musical aesthetics, and much like a color blind person would not be apt to appreciate colorful visual art, some tone deaf people cannot appreciate music. Tone deafness is also associated with other musical-specific impairments such as inability to keep time with music (the lack of rhythm), or the inability to remember or even recognize a song. These disabilities can appear separately but some research shows that they are more likely to appear in tone deaf people.


So there you go. If you can recognize tunes, and the differences between notes, you're not tone deaf. The term has really lost meaning as someone nowadays just means that if someone is "tone deaf" they can't sing, etc. In reality, it's an actual physical problem.
#6
Quote by rush4life
Wikipedia says:


So there you go. If you can recognize tunes, and the differences between notes, you're not tone deaf. The term has really lost meaning as someone nowadays just means that if someone is "tone deaf" they can't sing, etc. In reality, it's an actual physical problem.



Interesting fact, Leo Fender was completely tone death.