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Table of Contents

American Folk Music: A Negligible Quantity

Beethoven's Advice to a Piano Teacher

New Year Advice from Famous Pianists: Study Epigrams of the Foremost Present Day Virtuosos Selected for this Issue

Too Much Preparation

Well Tempered

Every Teacher's New Year Resolution

Work Out Your Own Salvation

Legato Playing with Pedal and Without

Case Against Don’ts

Beauties in the Music of the American Indian (interview with Thurlow Lieurance)

Little Thinking Machines

Where the Left Hand Ends and the Right Hand Begins

What is Elasticity in Piano Playing?

Greatest Shortcomings of the Average Student

Is Slow Practice Overdone?

Helpful Routine in Sight Reading

Learning to Listen

Classic Mistakes

How Clara Schumann Studied: With a Note on the Romance of Clara and Robert Schumann

Artistic Reasons for Use of the High Finger Stroke

Vitalize Your Piano Playing

Vocal Study in Sunny Italy (interview with Pasquale Amato)

Special Pianoforte Touches and Their Application

Inexpensive Cure

How Polyphonic Playing Helps

Ideal for Piano Practice

Should Youth Restrict the Teachers?

High Lights in the Life of Liszt: Intimate Word-Pictures of the Work of the Master Pianist

Some Neglected Classics Which Deserve Attention

Music and the Movies

Avoid the Pitfalls

Plays 5,595 Notes Within Four Minutes

Alphabetical List of Practice Hints

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Amy Beach, Olga Samaroff, Pasquale Amato


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 36, Number 01 (January 1918)
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