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Table of Contents

Fraternal Appreciation

Left Hand

As the Twig, Etc.

How Progress is Made

Concise Chronological History of the Chief Musicians and Musical events from A.D. 1380-1885

This Reminds Me

Unsatisfactory Pupil

Playing in Public


Resolve To—

Why Take the Etude?

Fifth Symphony

Description of an Amateur Band

Profitable Practice

Home Influence Upon the Pupil's Progress

Keeping the Piano in Good Condition

Clinging Touch

Rubinstein's Joke

Power of Attention

Conscientious Resolution

Narrow Study

Advice and Caution

Plea for Daily Piano Lessons

Three Talks

Faults of Beginners

American Compositions

Counterparts Among Poets and Composers

Use of the Pedal

What is Popular Music?

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Beethoven, Fifth Symphony


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 12, Number 02 (February 1894)
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