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Table of Contents

How to Get Control of Your Nerves

Jenny Lind, The Incomparable

Key to Success

Discord of Sweet Sounds

To Avoid Scratching in Violin Playing

Thoroughness in Operatic Preparation (interview with Frieda Hempel)

Let Your Piece Sing to You

Accuracy in Piano Playing—How to Teach it to Children

Controlled Relaxation

Why Should My Boy Study Music?

Electrical Music

Practical Steps in Tone Production: How the Player's Tone May be Enriched and Developed


Head, Heart and Head

High Lights in the Life of Handel—Significant and Interesting Human and Professional Characteristics of the Composer of the Messiah

How to Use The Etude's Educational Supplement

Making Harmony Interesting

Shorter Lessons: Better Prepared

Familiar Forms

Developing Some Vital Points in Technic Through the Study of a Piece

Theme and What Can be Done With It

Misjudging Student Capabilities

Interesting Reminiscences of John Field the Creator of the Nocturne

On the Whole Tone Scale

Practice Record Contest

How to Organize and Conduct a Local Music Teachers' Association

Bach's Inspiration

Syncopated Biographies—Music Masters Pleasantly Described

Middle-Aged Beginner

How Long Shall I Practice? A Discussion of Five-Finger Exercises and Finger Dexterity from the Physiological Standpoint, Showing How Some Great Pianists Keep up a Virtuoso Technic with only a Few Hours' Daily Work

Adapting Your Playing to the Audience

Value of Organ Transcriptions

Fame Versus Thoroughness

Extemporaize Every Day

Mendelssohn's Helpmeet

When the Pupil Doesn't Come

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Frieda Hempel


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 35, Number 07 (July 1917)
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