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)
    Piano149
    Piano155
    Piano153
    Piano1b
    Piano249
    Piano258
    Piano253
    Trumpet252
    Accordion, organ349
    Clarinet351
    Piano353
    Piano, French horn346
    Piano, guitar351
    Violin, piano361
Moderate (4–14 years; N = 13)
    Clarinet443
    Viola, clarinet450
    Piano, trumpet559
    Trumpet551
    Guitar550
    Clarinet, guitar, piano654
    Piano742
    Piano851
    Piano958
    Piano1147
    Piano, guitar1245
    Piano, flute1440
    Trombone1437
  • 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.