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Table of Contents

Antique Spanish Pianoforte

Famous German Musical Centers: Leipzig

Sand Tables in Music Teaching

Don't You Know

Getting Pupils in 1763 (From Goethe's Boyhood)

Making the Trill Beautiful: Proper Diagnosis and Treatment Remove Ordinary Difficulties

Evening with the Waltz King

Cambridge the Beautiful: A Letter from an Etude Friend in Old Cambridge

How to Hold Your Pupils Longer

Musical Pepper Box

Musical Racketeers: The Claque and Its Long Career

Making the Piano Sing

Beyond the Measure Line

Changing Notes

Story of Elgar

Spreading Culture Through Prizes

Orchestral Tutti, Old and New

Pace Maker of the Keyboard: The Metronome as a Dominant Factor in Systematic Practice

Progressing or Slipping? Which? How Atavism Affects Our Success and Hapiness

Violinist or Fiddler? (interview with Albert Spalding)

Grimaces and Gestures

Programs that Promise Novelty

Musical Nuggets

Varying the Monthly Contest

Schubert and Beethoven

Playing with Closed Eyes

Assembling Your Teaching Material: An Elastic System

Developing Dependable Sight Reading

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


State Conservatory of Leipzig, Neues Theater of Leipzig, German music, claque, Edward Elgar


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 52, Number 11 (November 1934)
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