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Table of Contents

How Washington Irving Revelled in the Music of Christmas

Be a Live Wire

Are You a Good Salesman?

How to Keep Fit for a Successful Public Appearance

Never Louder Than Lovely

Has the Art of the Piano Reached Its Zenith or Is it Capable of Further Development? A Historic Conference Conducted through the Co-operation of a Group of the Foremost Pianists of the Day in the Interests of Etude Readers

Know Your Piano

Mental Rehearsal

What is Temperament?

Price: Can You Pay It?

Humorous Musical Interruptions

Music That is Too Difficult

Mysterious Middle Pedal: A Most Interesting and Helpful Article Upon the Sustaining Pedal and Its Various Uses

Proper Playing of Broken Harmony

Practical Aids in Sight Reading

Unnecessary Eye Strain

High Lights in the Life of Schubert: Word Pictures of the Great Genius of Song

Does Music Age?

Legato Octaves, Thirds and Sixths

Charles Dickens, the Humorist of Music: Laughable Musical Descriptions by the Great Author

Build a Foundation for Your Dream Castle

What Do You Pay for Your Lessons?

Proverb of the Successful Teacher

Wrong Notes and How They Come to Be

Importance of Regular Practice

Stupidest Student

Is Genius Essential to Keyboard Mastery?

Making Broken Chords Whole Again

One Wrong Note is Waste

Sleeping Memory

Some Secrets in Time Saving


How Chopin Played His Famous Etude in A Flat, Op. 25, No. 1

Two Useful Exercises


Why Men Should Study Music

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Christmas issue, Christmas music, army music, Charles Dickens


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 36, Number 12 (December 1918)
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