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Table of Contents

New Tendencies in Pianistic Art (interview with Benno Moiseiwitsch)

Note on Interpretation

How to Write Characteristic Music

Some Big Thoughts from a Great Writer

Slow Scales

Don't be Fooled by Fake Memory Systems

Technic versus Interpretation in Piano Study

Those Tiresome Five-Finger Exercises!

Teaching in the Language of Do

What Do You Mean by Musical Expression?

Well-tuned Piano

Start the Fashion of Punctuality

How the Great Masters Practiced

Interest at the Very Beginning

Dictating Music

Mystery of Genius

New Pianistic Beauties by New Pedal Effects

Tone-Deaf Pupils

Will Ragtime Turn to Symphonic Poems (interview with Major Rupert Hughes)

Some Interesting Facts About Famous Women Musicians

Secrets of the Success of Great Musicians

Modern Piano Pedagogy


About Pedals

Your Mental Musical Temperature

Raise the Standard

Folk Songs for Children

He Plays with His Thumbs

Examine Your Teaching Repertory

Coöperative Studios

Hearing Wrong Fingering

Musician Transplanted

Effect of Prohibition

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Benno Moiseiwitsch, Rupert Hughes


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 38, Number 05 (May 1920)
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