Download Full Text (12.0 MB)

Table of Contents

What the American Girl Should Know About an Operatic Career

Last Days of Stephen Foster

Half Hour of Daily Technic

Useful Addition to the Gallery Collecton

Superlative Importance of Tempo

Some Interesting Musical Historical Facts

Hundred-Dollar Lesson

Difficult Pronunciations

Scale Wheel

Composer: A Powerful and Fascinating Romance of Modern Musical Life

Great Composers and the Harp

Study with Beads

Studio Visiting Days

Beethoven and the Blind Girl

Learning a Piece by Forgetting It

Musician's Worry Habit

Master Lesson for Earnest Students on Mendelssohn's Charming Spinning Song

What Kind of Music is Best?

How Verdi Sought to Avoid Pomp Even in Death

Some Facts About the Chopin Nocturnes

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Frances Alda, Clayton Johns


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 34, Number 11 (November 1916)
Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."