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Table of Contents

Automatic Faculty in Piano Playing

How to Attain Freedom of the Fingers

Mass of Christ

Footlight Fear and Fever

Important Steps in the Educational Work of an Opera Singer

Three Measure Rhythm

Christmas Carols

Reading Detached Chords

Are the Black Keys Poisonous to the Thumb?

Time to Rest and a Time to Grow

Musical Reputations and How They are Achieved

Is Compulsory Music Study Advisable?

Successful Study of Octaves

Can You Pass This Normal Test?

Some Pianos I Have Known

Practice Individual Tones in a Chord

Beethoven's Characteristics as a Pianist

How to Study Two Against Three


Hints on Touch and Tone

Morale of a Real Musical Family

High Lights in the Life of Verdi: Interestng Aspects in the Career of the Great Italian Master

Are You Shy at Your Lessons

Verdi as a Farmer

Two Lessons a Week

Mme. Chaminade Doing Her Bit

Minuet That Can Be Played Backward


Master Lesson—Robert Schumann's Famous Song, The Two Grenadiers

When Pupils Stumble

Stories of Italian Masters

Beware of Swindlers and Fake Organizers

American Singers' Ambulance in Italy

Music Teachers' National Assocaition

What Becomes of the Old Piece?

Are You One?

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Christmas issue, Christmas music, Beethoven


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 35, Number 12 (December 1917)
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