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Table of Contents

Practical Phases of Modern Pianoforte Study

Mercenary Methods and the Result

Teacher Who Makes You Work

Some Common Failings and Their Correction

Young at Seventy, Old at Forty

Be Comfortable While You Teach: A Word of Advice to Young Teachers

Steps in Learning to Compose

Learning to Like the Classics

Perspective in Teaching

Arm Relaxation Applied to Finger Work

Life Maxims of Great Musicians

Negative Criticism and Why It Fails

Soul of Poland in Music

Is the Development of High Speed Desirable in the Study of Scales and Arpeggios?

Getting Ready for a Recital

Unfair Competition

Suggestions to Young Concert Artists

Orchestral Paint Box

Two Mothers and Two Daughters

Different Method

What is the Best Method?

Which Fingers Have You?

Secrets of the Success of Great Musicians

Relations of the Arts

Right Word

Irresistible Personality

Training the Muscular Sense in Piano Playing

Beethoven Anecdotes

Connecting Musicians with Banks

Heed the Fingering

Mark the Counts with Roman Numerals

Are you Stagnating at Forty—Try Music

Prejudiced Pupils

Music Necessarily a Slow Growth

Steps in Sight-Reading

Music in the Harem

How to Keep From Being Discouraged

When the Player-Piano Balks

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Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Karl Maria von Weber


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 39, Number 03 (March 1921)
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