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Table of Contents

Types in the Concert Room

Corrections in Touch and Technic, Part II. Scales

Classic Music

Musical Sociables

Jottings from a Teacher's Mental Note Book

Music in Its Relation to Intellectual Life

Music in Boarding-Schools

Genius and Labor

Theory of Music Explained for Piano-Forte Players, Part 2

No Talent

How Parents Can Help Piano Teachers

Selecting According to Capabilities

Training of Music Teachers

Playing By Ear

Music Lessons from the Pupils' Standpoint


How to Learn a Piece

Good Music Needs Study

How to Command Success

Habit of Accuracy a Necessity


About the Less-Talented Pupils

How to Study Bach

Misapprehension of Pupils Noticed at Random

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Christmas issue, classical music Carl Maria von Weber, Schumann, Chopin, music school


Composition | Ethnomusicology | Music | Music Education | Musicology | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance | Music Practice | Music Theory


Monthly departmental articles (e.g. Violin Questions, Band and Orchestra Department, etc.) have been omitted from the Table of Contents as well as monthly miscellany (e.g. World of Music, New Records, etc.). For a detailed index of articles, see Dr. Pam Dennis’s An Index to Articles Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883-1957 Part 1 and Part 2 (published by A-R Editions and the Music Library Association). An index to the musical scores included in each issue may be found in Dr. Douglas Bomberger’s An Index to Music Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883–1957 (also published by the Music Library Association).

Volume 09, Number 12 (December 1891)
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