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Table of Contents

Golden Hour

Letters from Eminent Americans Endorsing The Golden Hour

Parents, Do You Do Your Part?

Handy Definitions

Variety in Scale Practice

Gymnastics in the Bass

What is the Most Difficult Thing in Piano Playing? (interview with Ignaz Friedman)

Muscle and Piano Playing

What Method Do You Use?

Sky the Limit

Musicians and the General Public

Gossec's Grim Humor

One Minute with Ludwig van Beethoven: Selected Quotations

Making Melodies and Addressing Them Properly

Sight Reading in the More Difficult Keys

Introduction in Scale Practice: A Practical Plan

Repeated Keys: An Interesting Effect in Piano Playing Worthy of Study by Ambitious Students

Music and Commercialism

Remedies for Hand Care

Shiftless Shifting

Piano Fatigue

Birds as Singes and Music Teachers

Plea for More Imagination

Good Taste in Dress for the Woman Music Teacher

How Can I Develop a Musical Touch?

Then and Now

Technique and Mechanism

Head Work That Counts

Essentials of Pianistic Success

Musician and Education

Home Life of Mendelssohn

Silent Bow Practice

Pure Instinct

Dvorák as I Knew Him

Pillars of Success

Read the Lower Notes First

Twelve Foundation Stones for Your Record Collection

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Ignaz Friedman


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 05 (May 1921)
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