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Table of Contents

Their Ancestry

How Long is the Life of a Piano?

Price of Success

How to Locate the Keys by Touch

Spirit of the Masters: Preparing for the Study of Bach, Haydn and Mozart

Time and Rhythm

Fun in Music

Are You Musically Educated?

Questionnaire for the Average Music Teacher of the Average Child

All About Accent

Different Types of Song Accompaniment

Emotional Effect Through Rhythm and Phrasing

Open Door to Opera

Value of Finger Staccato

Musicians Short Folk

Why Some Music Lessons are Dull

What to Do When You Cannot Secure A Good Teacher: Self Help Hints for Active Music Lovers

Four Indispensable Steps in the First Piano Lessons—Keys, Notes, Hand Position, Rhythm

Little Time Troubles Untangled: Practical Helps in Every-day Problems Encountered by Both Students and Teachers

What Makes a Good Melody?

Little Diversions of Amateur Musicians

How to Make Ear-training Attractive to the Young Student

Some Intimate Thoughts on Piano Study (interview with Arthur Friedheim)

Is Slow Development Best

Obscure Teachers of Famous Pupils

Stop, Look, Listen

Don't Neglect Salon Music

Famous Brothers Among the Masters

Keeping the Hands in Good Playing Condition

How to Get Real Results from a Czerny Study

Keep Your Aspirations High With the Joy of the Arts

Don't be in a Hurry

Ward Stephens (with portrait)

Self-Inspection at the Keyboard

Correct and Erroneous Ideas of Phrasing

Tolstoi on the Touch of Genius

Loss and Gain in Changing Teachers

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Florence Easton


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 04 (April 1918)
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