Table 2.

Subjects' musical history

GroupYears of trainingStarting age (years)Years sinceInstrument
1–5 years1138Saxophone
21010Saxophone
2107Piano
2127Cello
378Piano
3711Piano
3108Piano
3116Clarinet
4613Piano
486Piano
488Piano
4114Viola
4123Piano
5105Cello
5114Clarinet
6–11 years669Piano, viola
685Piano, guitar
767Piano
768Piano
7114Harp
7130Drums, guitar, voice
8101Trumpet
9102Flute
1082Cello
1083Piano, voice
1081Piano, guitar
10110Saxophone, voice
1174Piano, clarinet, saxophone
1174Piano, saxophone
1190Saxophone
  • For each of the musically-trained subjects, the number of years of musical training, the age at which training started, the number of years since training occurred, and the instrument(s) are reported. In cases where multiple instruments are reported, instruments are listed in order of acquisition.