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Table of Contents

Have You a Self Starter?

Rates of Tempo in the Past and Present

Can Ugly Music be Beautiful?

Get Rid of Fear

Two-Fold Vitality of Anglo-Saxon Music

Developing the Tactile Sense

Success with the Adult Beginner at the Piano

Do Not Attempt the Impossible

Hands, Hands, Hands: Some Interesting Facts for Teachers and Pupils About the Pianist's Tools

Accent Scales Right

Making Pupils Musicians

What Should a Teacher Know?

Irregular Groups that Baffle Pianists: How to Play Combined Accents, Times and Rhythms in Pianoforte Composition

Case of Richard Wagner vs. Democracy: Should the Operas of Richard Wagner be Debarred in America Now?

Hints for the Progressive Teacher

Forcing a Child to be Musical

Musical Futurists of the Past

Two Familiar Mistakes

Adding Charm to a Child's Piano Study

Practical Thoughts on Modern Pianoforte Study

Phenomenon of Blind Tom: The Most Remarkable Instance of the Operation of the Sub-consicious Mind in Music

Stroke Position

Distribution of Notes Between the Hands

Maxims from Masters

From Mechanical Foundation to Artistic Triumph

Musical Expression

Beethoven and Count Rasoumowsky

Constant Finger Activity

Success in Teaching Sight Playing

From Flats to Sharps

Will There Always be Pianists?

The Play's the Thing?

Russian Invasion

To Preserve Your Voice, Keep Your Temper

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Percy Aldridge Grainger


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 02 (February 1918)
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