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Table of Contents

Getting a Start as a Virtuoso (interview with Mischa Levitzki)

Practice Rules

Cultivated Eccentricities of Musicians: Their Futility

Turning Old-Fashioned Musical Traditions Upside Down

Musical Biographical Catechism Tiny Life Stories of Great Masters—Robert Schumann

Parents of Famous Composers

Word of Praise—The Fairy Wand

Finger Liberty Through Scale Playing

How Caruso Practiced Daily

Show Interest in Your Pupils

Poison for Omitted Sharps and Flats

Memorize at Least Twenty Pieces

Musicians and Brain Collapse

Make the First Lesson Exciting

Five Fertile Years of Music

Some Vagaries of Counting

Your Successor

What the Young Composer Must Know

Greater Value of Technical Studies

Build a Reserve

Loose and Flexible Wrists

Auto-Suggestions for Public Performers

Teaching Touch by Feeling

Dances That Are Not Danced

Fourth Finger

Technic Book

Helping the Fingers

Musical Aspects in the Newest and the Oldest World: The Recorder Visits the Home of MacDowell and Thereafrter Discusses the Great Russian Musical Invasion

Let the Pupils Teach

Learn to Talk Music

Clocks and Music Study

Making Success a Habit in Music

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Mischa Levittzki, Cyril Scott


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 41, Number 02 (February 1923)
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