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Table of Contents

Cure for Musical Pessimism

Simplifying Counting

Why Not Encourage Everyone to Play?

Nervousness in Public Performance and How to Overcome It

Practical Thoughts on Modern Pianoforte Study

Two Ways of Using the Metronome

Some Foundation Principles of Piano Technic, Which May Be Applied to Any Method

Economy of Time at Lessons

Keeping the Brain Strong and Fit

How to Judge a New Piece

High Lights from a Musical Convention: Extracts from Important Addresses Made at the Last Convention of the Music Teachers' National Association

How to Keep Your Piano in Playable Condition

Some Essential Points in Beautiful Playing and How to Attain Them

Five-Four Time a Century Ago

Amateur's Repertoire

Review Day

Brahms as a Man and a Friend

Missing Links in Music Study

Are You Standing Still, Sliding Backward or Going Ahead?

An Interesting Musical Embellishment: The Slide and How It Should Be Played

Position, Breathing and Poise for Pianists

Nature's Music

Inflection in Music

Avoiding Deafness

Masters at Play

Muscular Alertness

Negro in the World of Music

Get to Work

Dealing with the Ragtime Fad

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Helen Hopekirk


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 11 (November 1917)
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