Core Publications for the Gold-MSI

Müllensiefen, D., Harrison, P., Caprini, F., & Fancourt, A. (2015). Investigating the importance of self-theories of intelligence and musicality for students' academic and musical achievement. Frontiers in Psychology., 6:1702. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01702    

Greenberg, D., Müllensiefen, D., Lamb, M., & Rentfrow, P.J. (2015). Personality predicts musical sophistication. Journal of Research in Personality, 58, 154-158. DOI:

Fiedler, D. & Müllensiefen, D. (2015). Validation of the Gold-MSI questionnaire to measure musical sophistication of German students at secondary education schools. Musikpädagogische Forschung / Research in Music Education, 36, 199-219. [in German]

Schaal, N., Bauer, A.-K., & Müllensiefen, D. (2014). Der Gold-MSI: Replikation und Validierung eines Fragebogeninstrumentes zur Messung Musikalischer Erfahrenheit anhand einer deutschen Stichprobe. [The Gold-MSI: Replication and validation of a survey instrument for measuring musical sophistication with a German sample.] Musicae Scientiae, 18(4), 423-447. DOI:10.1177/1029864914541851.

Müllensiefen, D., Gingras, B., Stewart, L. & Musil, J. (2014). The Musicality of Non-Musicians: An Index for Measuring Musical Sophistication in the General PopulationPLoS ONE 9(2): e89642. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089642.

Müllensiefen, D., Gingras, B., Stewart, L. & Musil, J. (2014). The Goldsmiths Musical Sophistication Index (Gold-MSI): Technical Report and Documentation v1.0. London: Goldsmiths, University of London.

Musil, J., El-Nusairi, B., and Müllensiefen, D. (2013). Perceptual dimensions of short audio clips and corresponding timbre features. In From Sounds to Music and Emotions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7900, (pp. 214-227). Berlin: Springer.