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Table of Contents

Souvenirs of Famous Musicians

Music Student, Prepare to Teach

Maxims for the Music Teacher

Simplifying Accidentals

Better Way to Count

Pointers for Teaching the Bass Notes

Build Well

What is the Purpose of Music? What is the Influence of the Tonal Art on Mankind?

Forcing Habit

Effective Method in Teaching

Memory Work and Public Performance

Table for Correct Fingering of Common-Chord Arpeggios

Walking Time

What to Teach at the Very First Lessons

Handel Shrine

Three Ways for Practicing the Scale

Sidelights of Human Nature

Teach First the Effect—The Method Afterward

Virtuoso Pianists and Virtuoso Conductors

To the Earnest Pupil

Quick Results

Musical Genius of the American Negro: An Expert Paper upon Negro Spirituals, Plantation Songs and the Achievements of Negro Musicians

Help Your Fellow Musicians

Making Scale Playing Worth While

Aims a Beginning Teacher Can Have

Refine Your Musical Senses

Thinking Music

Wives of Great Composers


Our Left Hand Weakness

Hail to the Adults

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Franz Drdla, National Association of Negro Musicians, African American music, Royal Academy of Music, Tchaikovsky, Russian music, Schumann


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 42, Number 05 (May 1924)
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