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Table of Contents

Tributes from Eminent Men and Women to Theodore Presser

How to Teach the Major and Minor Scales

Suggestion for Orchestra Goers

Some Aspects of America's Advance in the Musical Art (interview with Owen Wister)

Practice Hour for the Rusty Housewife

Character Study of Theodore Presser the Man: Biography of Theodore Presser as it Appears in Who's Who for 1925

Inspirational Moments

What Part Has Modernism in Present Day Piano Study

Teaching Old Pianists New Tricks


Utilizing Sensations

Life Appreciations of Theodore Presser from Those Who Knew Him


Adaptable Wrist-Action

Practical Fingering Illustrated for Individual Needs: A Self-Help for Advanced Students—Tone Color, Temperament and Its Development

Why Not Develop the Left Hand First?

Seeking Perfection

First Lessons in Scale Playing

Compelling Results from Your Practice

For the Young Church Pianist

Student's Courtesy

How Do You Listen to Him Play?

What the Piano Teaacher Should Know

New Ideas on Study and Practice, Part 2 (interview with Percy Grainger)

Presser Foundation: What It is, How it was Founded, What it will Mean

Theodore Presser on Grading Teaching Pieces

Keeping Your Piano in the Best Possible Condition

Presser Institutions, Men and Women from the Four Hundred Persons Actively Interested in the Monumental Philanthropic, Educational and Business Undertakings Founded by the Late Theodore Presser

Fascinating Tasks for Tiny Tots

How One Teacher Treats the Missed-Lesson Problem

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


American music, Owen Wister, Theodore Presser remembrance, Theodore Presser biography


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 44, Number 01 (January 1926)
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