Notes by name or notes by fit?

Which one sounds wrong to a non-musician?

Although it looks like one, this is not a quiz. It is just a demo, not a learning assessment. Its only purpose is to highlight a profound difference in two different approaches to learning to read music. The point may be clear regardless whether you come up with answers. (Good questions are more valuable than good answers anyway.)

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One of each group of tune phrases may sound different—wrong—to a naive listener.

If you can quickly pick out the wrong version (if any), you might have a good claim that your perfect pitch is a useful skill/talent, although persons without PP may be just as quick, in a different reading tactic: lightning circular arithmetic.

(X' is an octave above X.)

Notes by (absolute) name

Tune 1:
  B B | B'__ B'| G__ B| C#___ B| D___ B| D#
  E E | E'__ E'| Db__ E| F#___ E| G___ E| Ab)
  A A | A'__ A'| F#__ A| B___ A| C___ A| C#

Tune 2:
  G._ | Ab G F# G| Ab._ | A Bb_ |
  Eb._ | E Eb D Eb| F._ | F# G_ |
  B._ | C B A# B| C._ | C# D_ |

Tune 3:
  B.. D . A#' | B'.. ...| F#' A' G'  D . C# | C.. ...|
  A.. C . G#' | A'.. ...| E' G' F'  C . B | Bb.. ...|
  D.. F . C#' | D'.. ...| A' C' Bb'  F . E | Eb.. ...|

Notes by pattern-fit name

Here are the tunes in numeric solfege, one of several ways of specifying a tune independently of absolute note names, in a pattern-only, relative fashion, meaning it fits any "key":

Tune 1:
  5 5 | 5'__ 5'| 3 __ 5| 6___ 5| 7b___ 5| 7

Tune 2:
  3._ | 4 3 2# 3| 4._ | 4# 5_ |

Tune 3:
  3.. 5 . 2#' | 3' .. ...| 7' 2' 1'  5 . 4# | 4



Names of the tunes:
(Hit ctr+ until type is large enough:)

1: Happy Trails to You;   2: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas;   3: Somewhere, My Love (Dr. Zhivago)

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