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Table 1.

Observers’ Self-Reported Music Preferences Gathered using the Short Test of Musical Preferences – Revised (STOMP-R, Rentfrow & Gosling, 2003)

GenreMusician-pianist (n = 25)Musician (non-pianist) (n = 25)Nonmusician (n = 25)
Reflective & Complex    
 Bluegrass 
 Blues 11 12 
 Classical 21 12 
 International/Foreign 11 
 Jazz 19 14 
 New Age 
 Opera 11 
 Folk 
Total likes (% of each expertise group)* 86 (43%) 50 (25%) 38 (19%) 
Energetic & Rhythmic    
 Funk 11 10 
 Dance/Electronica 13 13 
 Rap/Hip-Hop 13 14 
 Reggae 11 
 Soul/R&B 10 11 12 
Total likes (% of each expertise group) 28 (22%) 59 (47%) 53 (42%) 
Upbeat & Conventional    
 Religious 
 Gospel 
 Country 
 Oldies 11 
 Pop 13 17 15 
 Soundtracks/Theme Songs 18 19 16 
Total likes (% of each expertise group) 52 (35%) 53 (35%) 49 (33%) 
Intense & Rebellious    
 Punk 
 Heavy Metal 
 Alternative 16 15 
 Rock 16 11 
Total likes (% of each expertise group) 20 (20%) 47 (47%) 34 (34%) 
GenreMusician-pianist (n = 25)Musician (non-pianist) (n = 25)Nonmusician (n = 25)
Reflective & Complex    
 Bluegrass 
 Blues 11 12 
 Classical 21 12 
 International/Foreign 11 
 Jazz 19 14 
 New Age 
 Opera 11 
 Folk 
Total likes (% of each expertise group)* 86 (43%) 50 (25%) 38 (19%) 
Energetic & Rhythmic    
 Funk 11 10 
 Dance/Electronica 13 13 
 Rap/Hip-Hop 13 14 
 Reggae 11 
 Soul/R&B 10 11 12 
Total likes (% of each expertise group) 28 (22%) 59 (47%) 53 (42%) 
Upbeat & Conventional    
 Religious 
 Gospel 
 Country 
 Oldies 11 
 Pop 13 17 15 
 Soundtracks/Theme Songs 18 19 16 
Total likes (% of each expertise group) 52 (35%) 53 (35%) 49 (33%) 
Intense & Rebellious    
 Punk 
 Heavy Metal 
 Alternative 16 15 
 Rock 16 11 
Total likes (% of each expertise group) 20 (20%) 47 (47%) 34 (34%) 

Note: Summary of frequency of genre liking by each music preference dimension and expertise group for scores on the STOMP-R.

*(X% of each expertise group) refers to the proportion of participants from each expertise group that identified a preference for one or more genres in each dimension. Participants were able to identify as many genres as they preferred in the list provided. However, they were only counted once in determining the proportion of participants from their expertise group that reported a preference for music in the particular dimension. In contrast, the “total likes” expressed is simply the sum of all the rows above, in all but one case exceeding the number of participants in the specified expertise group.

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