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Table of Contents

Three Touches Employed in Melody Playing

How to Create New Teaching Business

Direct Method in Music Study

Basis of Success in Music Reading

Fighting Fate to Triumph

Never Too Late

To Parents—Don't Give Up Your Music

To the Pupil Without a Teacher

School and Studio: Studies in the Cirriculum of the Public School Which Compare with Musical Studies

Practical Aspects of Modern Pianoforte Study (interview with M. Alfred Cortot)

Accenting Compound Measures

By-Product of Counting Aloud

Passing Notes

How Much Do You Practice?

More Advanced Technical Exercises and the Relation of Technical Exercises to Studies

Starting Them In

First Steps in Memorizing

How to Concentrate in Music Study

Practical Suggestions in Teaching Beginners the Pianoforte

Saving Hours at the Keyboard

How Many Pieces Should a Pupil Learn During the Year?

Secrets of the Success of Great Musicians

Novel Scale Schemes

Americanization, Women's Clubs and Music

Making Your Playing Articulate

Sliding the Thumb

Color and Music

Interesting Experiment for the Teaching of Touch by Weight

Meaning of Salon Music

Build Them Up

Overheard in a Music Store

When Technic Reached Its Boundaries

Who is the Composer?

Musical Moving Pictures

Epoch-Making Works

Remarkable Helpmeet

Wasting Precious Time

Early Début

Keynotes from the Past


Have You Paid the Price?

Living History

Program Hint

Just Think

How Advertising May Become 200% Investment for the Music Teacher

Ear-Guided Fingers

Correct Enunciation

Make Your Program Attractive

Hitting the Right Notes

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Alfred Cortot, Mozart, Rubinstein, Liszt


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 08 (August 1920)
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