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Table of Contents

Awakening Interest in the Pupil

Place of Music in a Liberal Education

Problems of Music Teaching

To Which Class Do You Belong?

Muscular Training for the Pianist

Group Scale Playing

Shall the Teacher Play the Pupil's Pieces for Him—Power of Example—Danger of Being an Imitator

Rational Basis of Musical Expression

Trust Your Teacher

Thoughts of Eminent Educators on Teaching

Why Not!

Looking Backward at the Wisdom of the Ancients


How to Acquire a Sympathetic Touch

Technic Means to an End

Poor Teacher's Doom

Reading the Phrasing at Sight

Are You Progressive?

Freedom of Execution as to Tempo

Passage Practice

Great American Magazine

Selecting Pieces—Its Importance

Reading Music Mentally

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


music teacher, piano, music student, fingering exercises


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 09, Number 01 (January 1891)
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