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Table of Contents

Song Writers of the Day

American Conservatories


Playing by Ear

Leschetizky on Technic

Talent-Pianistic Talent


How to Teach: How to Study

Verdi's First Success

Adolphe Henselt as a Teacher

How Chopin Played

Wise Teacher

Why We Lose Interest in Certain Pieces

Melba's First Concert

Dullard's Service to Art

Beautiful Thought

Plea for Broader Musicianship

Musical Listener

A Popular Readig Course for a Some-what Advanced Student

Would-Be Paderewski

Three Suggestions

Every Man His Own Critic

Odd Musical Creature

Ten Cardinal Points in the Early Musical Education

What We Get Out of Music

Songs and Song Making

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


songwriting, instrumental music


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 15, Number 11 (November 1897)
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