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Table of Contents

What Makes Piano Playing Difficult?

How the Busy Teacher Can Develop His Hearing


My Card System

Practicing for Perfection

Prelude to Practice

Beat Before the First

What is Music?

I Simply Cannot Memorize: Of Course You Can If You Know How and Sincerely Desire to Memorize

Train Scale

Putitng Pep into Piano Practice

Fascinatng Facts from Musical History

New Ways of Studying Runs

Child's First Lesson

Learning How to Finger: How to Avoid Brain Waste and Time Waste by Knowing Just Which Digits to Employ

Do Not Anticipate

Ten Times

Scientific Reviewing

What Are Really the World's Greatest Masterpieces of Music?

For Developing the Fourth and Fifth

Violin Varnish

What Musicians Think of One Another

Lesson on the Harmonious Blacksmith of G.F. Handel

Small Group Recitals

Caruso of American Birdland

Curved-Finger Bugbear in Piano Playing

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Mark Hambourg


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 43, Number 05 (May 1925)
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