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Table of Contents

To Our Readers

Unprofitable Study

Wisdom of Many

20 Elementary Studies

Rules for the Fingering of Scales

Preparatory Scale Exercise

Vertical Relation Between the Fore-arm, Wrist, and Hand in Piano Playing

Observations on the Study of the Piano-Forte

Virginia Association of Music Teachers

Artistic Development

Thorough Practice

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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 01, Number 02 (November 1883)