10 - Music Playing

2011 Compendium categories in blue are activities with MET values supported in published literature.
2011 Compendium categories in red are estimated MET values.

*References can be downloaded from the references page.


1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Music Playing
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
10010 1.8 10010 1.8 10010 1.8 accordion, sitting
10020 2.0 10020 2.0 10020 2.3 cello, sitting
10030 2.5 10030 2.5 10030 2.3 conducting orchestra, standing
        10035
2.5
double bass, standing
10040 4.0 10040 4.0 10040 3.8 drums, sitting
    100453.0
drumming (e.g., bongo, conga, benbe), moderate, sitting
10050 2.0 10050 2.0 10050 2.0 flute, sitting
10060 2.0 10060 2.0 10060 1.8 horn, standing
10070 2.5 10070 2.5 10070 2.3 piano, sitting
        10074
2.0 playing musical instruments, general
        10077
2.0 organ, sitting
10080 3.5 10080 3.5 10080 3.5 trombone, standing
10090 2.5 10090 2.5 10090 1.8
trumpet, standing
10100 2.5 10100 2.5 10100 2.5 violin, sitting
10110 2.0 10110 2.0 10110 1.8 woodwind, sitting
10120 2.0 10120 2.0 10120 2.0 guitar, classical, folk, sitting
10125 3.0 10125 3.0 10125 3.0 guitar, rock and roll band, standing
10130 4.0 10130 4.0 10130 4.0 marching band, baton twirling, walking, moderate pace, general
        10131 5.5
marching band, playing an instrument, walking, brisk pace, general
10135 3.5 10135 3.5 10135 3.5 marching band, drum major, walking