Table 2.

Music practice histories, based on self-report, for individuals from the two relevant groupsa

Group; instrumentsYears of TrainingYears since Training
Little (1–3 years; N = 14)
    Accordion, organ349
    Piano, French horn346
    Piano, guitar351
    Violin, piano361
Moderate (4–14 years; N = 13)
    Viola, clarinet450
    Piano, trumpet559
    Clarinet, guitar, piano654
    Piano, guitar1245
    Piano, flute1440
  • aFor each subject, the training instrument(s), total years of training, and years since training stopped are reported.

  • bThis individual only reported that training stopped at a “very young” age.