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Table of Contents

Music the Humanizer

Tinsel and Gold of Opera

Studying Aloud

Collapsible Fingers

How to Prepare for Playing in Concerts

Artistic Execution of Octaves

Don't Discourage the Pupil by Beginning all Over Again

Facts about Early Musicians

Brahms, Tausig and Some Variations

Your Chances of Scaling the Operatic Heights (interview with Maria Jeritza)

Two Geniuses in One Apartment

Touch that Thrills

Brahms on Composing Songs

Dictionary Dick

Keyboard Guides

New Ideas on Study and Practice (interview with Percy Grainger)

Some Suggestions for Sightreading

Keep Sweet

Relaxed Piano Playing

Steps Upward

Landing on Skips

Need for Merry Music

Rising Tide of Musical Morals

Breadth for Music Students

Gender of Cadences

Some Secrets of Tone in 'Cello Playing

Elgar's First Music Lesson

Beethoven Briefs

Was it Worth While?

Tis We Musicians Know

Are You Surprised to Know?

Musical Fundamentals Which Every Student Should Know

Why are Some Scales Called Major and Some Minor?

Working Musical Library

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Symphony

Plastic Playing

Composing Without a Piano

What Gluck Was Like

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Christmas issue, Christmas music, cello music


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 43, Number 12 (December 1925)
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