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Table of Contents

Good Beginnings in Vocal Art (interview with Emma Calvé)

Camille Saint-Saëns Parting Advice on Piano Study

Be Your Own Surgeon

Memory of a Great Conductor

What Berlioz Thought of Us

Too Much Practice is Waste: How to Get Results Without Nerve Drain and Muscular Fatigue by Employing Scientific Methods

Artist is Always Ready

Making Pupils Count

Fraudulent Musical Masterpieces

What Did the Ancients Mean by Music of the Spheres

Some New Facts about the Creator of the Nocturne: John Field of Dublin

Paste This in Your Instruction Book: Common Sense Hints to Piano Students

About Triplets

What Makes a Great Teacher?

How Rossini Sang

Most Difficult Thing in Piano Study and How to Master It

Is Ninety Per Cent. Of Present Day Musical Criticism Worthless?

Divergencies of Metronome Markings

Little Lessons from Master's Workshop

Too Much Practice

Concise Chronological List of American-Born Composers and Music Workers

Play that Exercises Muscles Used in Piano Playing

Music Chats with The Recorder: Intimate Facts, Humor and Comment with the Great Music Makes of To-day and Yesterday

Little Hints on Piano Technic

Counting Aloud Before Playing

When the Conductor is Necessary

Indispensable but Misunderstood Art of Reviewing

Teach More Facts

Then and Now

Musical Biographical Catechism: Tiny Life Stories of Great Masters

Why Rubinstein Lost His Memory

Charm of Accentuation

Bright Smile

How Some Vaudeville Accompanists Transpose: The So-called Art of Faking and Changing Keys for Voice Accompaniment

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Arthur Nikisch, French music, John Field, The Nocturne


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 40, Number 04 (April 1922)
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