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Table of Contents

How to Acquire a Sympathetic Touch

Summer Music Schools

Cost of Studying Abroad

Professional Courtesy

Some Thoughts for Music Teachers

Musical Pharisee

Sight Reading Before Memorizing

Studies and Their Importance

Work of the American College of Musicians

Dead Teachers

Solved—A Vexed Question

Teaching Beginners

Open for Discussion

Crazy Patch of Musical Memories

Harmonic Scale

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


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Composition | Ethnomusicology | Fine Arts | History | Liturgy and Worship | 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 06, Number 09 (September 1888)
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