Download Full Text (8.2 MB)

Table of Contents

System in Piano Practice

First Lessons on Real Music

Pianoforte Teaching

Muscular or Musical Training?

Two Extremes

What Use Shall Beginners Make of Their Eyes

Place of Music in Liberal Education

Cultivating the Imagination

Musings on Class-Teaching

Superficial Teachers

Cultivation of Feeling


Musical Affinity

First Lessons

Stimulus of Melody Study

Veteran Publisher Gone

More About the Pedal

Extempore Playing

Use of the Word Technique

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


American composer, piano, piano teacher


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 02 (February 1891)
Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."