Download Full Text (12.9 MB)

Table of Contents

How to Hold Your Audience

Injured Right Hand a Blessing

Playing in the Right Octave

How to Make Your Practice Time Less Tedious

Music Composition as a Field for Women (interview with Carrie Jacobs-Bond)

Why Underpay the Music Teacher?

Early Fall Recital

Does Your Pupil Know What Music to Bring to the First Fall Lesson?

Painless Musical Bookkeeping

Opening Gun of the Teaching Season: What a Teacher Must Do to Insure a Prompt Start and a Full Class

Gradual Hand Stretching Exercise

All About Variations

Some Hints on Modern Fingering

Ultra-Modern Music Explained: Unusual Futurist Harmony and Form Discussed

Remembering the Scales


Practical Fingering and How to Study It

Charm of Proportion in Music

Secrets of the Success of Great Musicians

Late in Life Beginner

Established Practice Hour

Order and Efficiency

Pianist's Triplet

Hearing Yourself

That Precautionary Accidental

Musical Notation, New and Old

Beethoven's Terrible Sincerity

Thoroughness and Enthusiasm

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


women in music, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, Charles E. Watt, Eugenio di Pirani


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 09 (September 1920)
Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."