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Volume 75, Number 05 (May-June 1957), Guy Mccoy May 1957

Volume 75, Number 05 (May-June 1957), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Josef Hofmann, 1876-1957

Igor Stravinsky, Approaching his 75th Birthday, is Truly a Colossus of Modern Music

Music in the High School Gym

Good Vocal Habits (interview with Renata Tebaldi)

What Power Professional Criticism

Thalberg's Erard: A Discovery

An Intriguing Account of the Various Operational Details Requiring Careful Attention . . . Behind the Opera Curtain

Books on American Music: A Selected Bibliography

Music in the Schools

Choral Potential From the Baroque Era

Music to Link Mankind: The Story of the Formation of an Important Body Having to Do with International Relations


Volume 57, Number 01 (January 1939), James Francis Cooke Jan 1939

Volume 57, Number 01 (January 1939), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

American Epic of Attainment

Amazing Musical World of To-day (interview with Walter Gieseking)

Going Through the Book

Moonlight Sonata: Fact, Fiction and Fancy

How to Abolish Fear Before Audiences: The Meaning of Mike-Fright

Men of the Orchestra: A Visit with the Individuals Who Produce the Music (interview with Mishel Piastro)

Spelling of Musical Notation: Musical Orthography Made Clear

Earning a Living Through Singing

Astonishing Invention of Musical Interest

New European Sound Reproducing Invention

Etude in C-sharp Minor by Chopin

Etude's Courses in Culture

Quest for Harmony in Decoration

Forward March of Music

Aids to Sight Reading

Another Use for ...


Volume 56, Number 12 (December 1938), James Francis Cooke Dec 1938

Volume 56, Number 12 (December 1938), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Christmas Love (poem)

Her Christmas Piano

What Music Has Done for Me (interview with William Allen White)

Lessons with Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Piano Virtuoso and Conductor: An Apostle of Beauty in Piano Playing

Four Octave Practice Helps

Christmas in Many Lands: A Television Christmas Recital

Lady of the Court of Henry XV (portrait)

Threshold of Music: Natural Laws That Guide the Flow of Chords

What Now for Music Teachers? A Nationwide Symposium: Eminent Members of the Music Teachers' National Association, to be in Convention in Washington During the Present Month, Discuss an Important Subject in Advance

Overcoming a Musical Crisis

Let ...


Volume 54, Number 07 (July 1936), James Francis Cooke Jul 1936

Volume 54, Number 07 (July 1936), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Romance of In the Gloaming

Road to Correct Fingering

Why Every Child Should Have a Musical Training

Short Cuts to Easy Practice

First Love of Franz Liszt

At What Age Shall My Child Begin to Learn the Piano?

Different Bach

Developing Interest in Practicing

Stamps for Success

Sources of Beethoven's Inspiration

Secrets of the Conductor (interview with Fritz Reiner)

Musical Make-Believe

How the Tuner Can Help You

Indefinable Liszt (interview with Frederick Lamond)

How About Figured Bass?

Safe Rule for Clear Pedaling

Musicians and Their Food

Pitfalls in Teaching Piano Tone Production

Pupil's Piano

Progressive Music Chart

Darkness ...


Volume 54, Number 01 (January 1936), James Francis Cooke Jan 1936

Volume 54, Number 01 (January 1936), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Singer's Art (interview with Feodor Chaliapin)

What Makes a Successful Pianoforte Piece

Music of the Buddhist Devil Dancers

Consort of Musick at Dame Percy's: An Outline for a Recital in Honor of Washingotn's Birthday

New Glimpses into the Life of Chopin

Why Every Child Should Have a Musical Training

Harmonica Band: What Does it Offer

Music in Modern Home Life

Beethoven's Love of Nature


Volume 53, Number 07 (July 1935), James Francis Cooke Jul 1935

Volume 53, Number 07 (July 1935), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Musical Prosperity Leads the Way

Distinctly American Vocal Problems (interview with Queena Mario)

Star Spangled Banner: Our National Anthem, Enshrined in the Hearts of all Patriotic Americans

Violinist's Summer (interview with Mischa Elman)

Geography of the Piano: Where the Piano Comes From

Failures that Triumphed

Romances of Great Musicians: Romance in the Life of Mozart

Why Every Child Should Have a Musical Training

Increasing the Resources of the Piano (interview with Walter Gieseking)

Music of the Congo: An Interesting Romance of the Music of Darkest Africa

Music Study Extension Course


Volume 52, Number 09 (September 1934), James Francis Cooke Sep 1934

Volume 52, Number 09 (September 1934), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Music Study for Adults (interview with Frederick B. Robinson)

What Geography Has to Do with Rhythm

Game of Musicians

Making a Fist

Teaching Accents

Maurice Ravel: The Man, The Musician, The Critic (interview with Maurice Ravel)

Beethoven, the Humorist

Kreisler and the Prodigy

Music Recreation and the Radio

What Makes a Good Touch

New Music for Ancient Plays

Practicing Difficult Passages

Story of Dixie and its Picturesque Composer

Parent Help in Music Study

Make Your Practice Period Worth While!

Bridge Strength for Pianists

Alabama's Share in Dixie

Cumulative Rewards

Technic Fun

Value of Similes


Volume 48, Number 08 (August 1930), James Francis Cooke Aug 1930

Volume 48, Number 08 (August 1930), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Gentle Art of Taking Time to Live!

Little More Beethoven, Please: The Pianoforte Sonata in A Flat, Op. 26

Scale Charts

Seeing Music as a Whole: Where Many Fail

Left Hand Difficulties

What's the Matter with our Music? (interview with Geraldine Farrar)

Most Useful of All Fingering Rules

Middle C

Precise Contact

Piano Teacher's Dictionary of Touch

Brothers and Sisters

Music of the Waltz and Its Creators

Workable Report Slip

Small Threads in the Musical Tapestry

Preparedness of Attack as an Aid to Sight Reading

Camouflage Scales

New Theory of Pianoforte Tone Production

Arranging Music for Toy Orchestras ...


Volume 48, Number 03 (March 1930), James Francis Cooke Mar 1930

Volume 48, Number 03 (March 1930), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Why Every Boy Should Study Music (interview with Herbert J. Tily)

Rare Portrait of Edward MacDowell

Ten Ideas from Edward MacDowell

Notable Musical Women

Developing the Student's Interpretative Ability

Playing Grace-Notes Without Distorting the Rhythm

Beethoven's Love Letters

Music of the Passion Play of Oberammergau: A Graphic Description Based on Presentations as Witnessed by the Writer in 1889, 1910, 1920

Arpeggios

Practicing and Playing

Teaching a Correct Position of the Hand

You Cannot Get Along without Scales

Marriage of Figaro: Adapted for Presentation as a Reading at Musical Clubs

Curing the Hustler

Points in Good Piano Playing


Volume 48, Number 02 (February 1930), James Francis Cooke Feb 1930

Volume 48, Number 02 (February 1930), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Master Teacher

Tragedy of Moussorgsky: The Dramatic Story of the Most Curious Figure in Music History

Tavern Music

Struggle of the Negro Musician

Chord Reading

Grandaddies of Our Pianos

Notable Musical Women

Master Discs

Development of the Left Hand

Light and Shade in Piano Playing

How Music Came to be Written: Musical Pioneers Who First Divised the Notation System

Handel and Beethoven: The Pillars of Our Modern Musical Structure

Don't Don't!: Why Some Teachers Are to Blame for the Failure of their Students

Portamento Touch


Volume 47, Number 06 (June 1929), James Francis Cooke Jun 1929

Volume 47, Number 06 (June 1929), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Mozart's Musical Portrait of a Lady

Solo Hate Campaign

Sousa Got the Cash!

Rubinstein in Edinburgh

Sheet Music Clinic

Story of Strings and Keys or From Monochord to Pianoforte

Fundamentals of Beautiful Piano Playing

Charm of Stephen Heller: An Interesting Discussion of the Work of a Man Who Strove to Make Educational Studies Beautiful

Making Scales Interesting

Velocity and the Metronome

How to Play Beethoven

How Schubert's Music Reflected the Poems He Chose for Settings


Volume 47, Number 03 (March 1929), James Francis Cooke Mar 1929

Volume 47, Number 03 (March 1929), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Precise Fingering When Wagner Shot a Rabbit

Brahms as a School Boy

Mozart's Poverty

How Finck Discovered MacDowell

Pupil's Repertoire

Golden Age of Music Study Has Arrived: New Worlds for Music Lovers and Music Students

Musical Research

Triplets

Salient Points for Practice Hours

Music on the Moon-Kissed Riviera

Master Themes the World Loves Best

How the Young Liszt Taught

Left Hand First

Student's Repertoire

Little Recitals

Three Master Singers on Preparing for a Lyric Career

Making the Most of an Exercise

Famous Method of Touch

What are Grace Notes?

Mastering Chromatic Thirds

New Understanding of Italian Terms ...


Volume 46, Number 09 (September 1928), James Francis Cooke Sep 1928

Volume 46, Number 09 (September 1928), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Teaching Correct Pedaling

Incredible Mental Achievement

Music in the City of Flowers

Improve Your Stretch

Keyboard Facility and Agility

How to Extend Your Hand Without Injury

Beethoven Listening to the Muses—An Etching

Folk Element in Music: The Study of Nationality in Music

Cross Rhythm

Teaching the Use of the Pedal

Master Themes the World Loves Best

Most Amazing Achievement in the History of Music Study: The Remarkable Story of a Student Who Has Been Blind


Volume 46, Number 01 (January 1928), James Francis Cooke Jan 1928

Volume 46, Number 01 (January 1928), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Playing Arpeggios

Finding the First-Bests

One Road to Good Piano Technic

Picture and Canvas

Checks—and Checks

Self-Study in the Art of Music (interview with Leopold Godowsky)

Musical Question of the Hour: Why Every Child Should Have a Musical Education

Schumann and His Mother

Measuring Musical Minds

What Makes the Musical Person?

Suspended Count

Beethoven's Life Tragedy: Dramatic Episodes in the Career of the Great Composer

New Piece

How a Mother Can Make the Child's Music Study Irresistibly Interesting: How Influences will Make or Ruin the Child's Musical Career

Composers at Work

Romance of Music in Palestine ...


Volume 45, Number 04 (April 1927), James Francis Cooke Apr 1927

Volume 45, Number 04 (April 1927), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

How to Use the Weight and Relaxation Method

Were Bach, Mozart and Schubert Poorly Paid

Musical Note

Points on Practicing

Drawing and Accenting

Secret of Touch or How to Extract the Most Beautiful Tone from the Pianoforte

Substituting Flats for Sharps

Music Creed

Another Use for the Metronome

Shifting the Staves

Can I Learn to Count?

Hints on Rapid, Flexible Playing

Training the Brain to Remember and Reproduce Music

Avoiding After-Pressure on the Keys

Starting a Miniature Conservatory

Getting the Pupil to Think

Aiding the Late Beginner

Great Masters as Students—Beethoven

For Stretching the Hand

Aristoxenus The Modern

Jumping ...


Volume 45, Number 03 (March 1927), James Francis Cooke Mar 1927

Volume 45, Number 03 (March 1927), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Debussy: His Significance in the History of Piano Literature

Setting High Standards

What Music Does to Youth

Study of Octave Playing

Power of the Dot in Music

How to Estimate the Right Tempo

Bach's Two and Three Part Inventions as a Foundation for Polyphonic Playing

Art of Giving an Interesting Lesson

Getting Right Down to Business

Graded Scrap Books

Quiet Practice

What Active Musi Workers are Thinking and Saying

Viewpoints and Side Lights: Concerning Minor Keys

Bugbear Turned to Account

Excellent Program of Compositions by Amercan Women

Sharps and Flats Contest

What Music is Doing for College Students

Haydn ...


Volume 44, Number 12 (December 1926), James Francis Cooke Dec 1926

Volume 44, Number 12 (December 1926), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Art of Clarity in Pianoforte Playing (interview with Harold Samuel)

Teaching the Adult Beginner

Counting for Balky Pupils

How to Teach the Notes on the Grand Staff Beginning with Middle C

Don't Hurry! The Tortoise Won

Music-Sharing Plan

Leschetizky Memorial Dedicated

Interesting Ways of Giving Harmony Examination

How Kullak Taught Octaves

When to Practice Each Hand Alone

Practice Audiences

Good Equipment Necessary for Good Instruction

Schubert the Modernist

Young Student's Measure

Relative Minors

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas and How to Play Them

Musical Postcards

Schubertiana

Character Study of George Frederic Handel

Last Lesson First

Golden Age of Music ...


Volume 44, Number 09 (September 1926), James Francis Cooke Sep 1926

Volume 44, Number 09 (September 1926), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Did Beethoven Jazz?

Laughing Chorus

Music on the Other Side of the World (interview with Mischa Levitzki)

Tiny Life Stories of Great Masters

How Can I Raise the Standard of My Playing

Lesson with Chopin

Litle Help on the C Scale Fingering

Remarkable Art of Georges Bizet

When the Wrong Note is It

Teach Both Staffs from the Beginning

Musical Bank Account

Memorial to Louis C. Elson

Magic of Details

Why Not More Home Group Music?

Musical Instruments of Yesteryear

Magnifying Pedal

On Always Progressing

Lessons Away from the Piano

Striking Wrong Notes

Bach at the Organ

Select the Proper ...


Volume 44, Number 05 (May 1926), James Francis Cooke May 1926

Volume 44, Number 05 (May 1926), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas, and How to Play Them

Getting Technic Away from the Keyboard

Vitality in Practice

I Am Music

Silent Practice

Study of Scales

Speeding Up Sight Reading

Going to Opera and Concerts in Europe

Syncopation

Teaching the Child to Listen

Study in Rhythm

Chopin as a Master of Form

Reading the Bass Clef

Notable Musical Program: The Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial, 1776-1926

How Can I Raise the Standard of My Playing? Some Experiments in the Fundamentals of Passage-Playing

Making Changes in Tempo

Time Keeper

First Steps in Transposition

On Selecting Music for Pupils

What Great Men Said About Chopin ...


Volume 38, Number 03 (March 1920), James Francis Cooke Mar 1920

Volume 38, Number 03 (March 1920), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Musical Aftermath of the Great War (interview with Walter Damrosch)

Catchy Fourth

Getting Ahead in Music

Method versus Methods: A Practical Talk to Teachers from a Renowned European Pedagog

Murdering Your New Piece

Secrets of the Success of Great Musicians

Secret of a Good Musical Memory: Successive Steps in Acquiring the Art of Remembering Music

Piano Teacher's Best Advancement

Home-Made Metronome

Classic Piano Playing from Beethoven to the Modern

Hints for Your Repertoire

Ill-Founded Conclusion Concerning the Great Mozart

Every Music Student Should Learn How to Accompany

Right Kind of Musical History

Do You Want a Flexible Wrist?

What ...


Volume 37, Number 10 (October 1919), James Francis Cooke Oct 1919

Volume 37, Number 10 (October 1919), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

National and Radical Impressions in the Music of To-day and Yesterday (interview with Sergei Rachmaninoff)

Rudoph E. Schirmer

Interpretation

Few Teaching Hints

Appreciations of Rachmaninoff from Famous Musicians in America

New Thoughts on Memorizing Music

Beethoven—Iconoclast, Democrat, Genius

Joiners in Music

Psychology and the Child

The Art Spiritual: A Fine, Reflective Article Upon the Possibilities of the Tonal Art

Studio Problem (A Dialogue)

Less Nervousness Now

Musical Monkeys and the Piano Touch

Authentic Biography of Rachmaninoff

Let the Parents Know

How to Administer Rewards

Secret of Success of Great Musicians

Don't Sit Too Close

New Method of Piano ...


Volume 37, Number 01 (January 1919), James Francis Cooke Jan 1919

Volume 37, Number 01 (January 1919), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Imitation in Teaching Music

Scales Two Octaves Apart

What Kind of Accompanist Are You?

Learning How to Compose

Two Pianos vs. One

Don't Discourage Your Pupils

Look Out for the Second Finger

America's Greatest Musical Opportunity

Put Sixty Minutes Into Your Hour

Has the Art of the Piano Reached Its Zenith or Is it Capable of Further Development? A Historic Conference Conducted through the Co-Operation of a Group of the Foremost Pianists of the Day in the Interests of Etude Readers

Eye Strain and Mind-Wandering

Broken Chords Disguised by Changing Notes

What Octave Studies Should Follow Those of ...


Volume 36, Number 09 (September 1918), James Francis Cooke Sep 1918

Volume 36, Number 09 (September 1918), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Music in Industry

Music, Just for the Fun of It

Musical Contagion

Greatest Musical Asset

Development of Rhythmic Sense in the Music Student

Circumstance and the Artist

Keyboard Maxims of Master Pianists of Today and Yesterday

Why and How to Read at Sight

Two Lessons a Week Versus One

When the Professor Got Back from His Vacation

Thoroughness in Little Things

Some Practical Psychology for Piano Teachers

Scale Honor Roll

Is the Sonata Form Exhausted?

Ties and No Ties

Pupils Whose Parents are Interested

Knack in Securing Agility and Velocity

Don't Neglect the Short Piece

Music's Debt to ...


Volume 36, Number 08 (August 1918), James Francis Cooke Aug 1918

Volume 36, Number 08 (August 1918), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Possibilities of Negro Music

Definite Progress

How Beethoven Worked

Gounod's Romantic Philanthropy

Reflection of Neatness

Sense Touch

What Gives Brilliancy to Pianoforte Playing?

Is Standardization in Piano Technic Really Worth While?

How Much Value Do You Receive From Your Practicing?

Music Teacher Worth While

Are We Cutting Off Our Musical Noses?

What Shall We Do with German Music?

Riches No Enemy Can Take Away

Music Rally in Philadelphia

Democracy of Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Debt of All Musicians to the First Great Master to Uphold the Dignity of His Profession in the Presence of Arrogance of the Aristocracy

How ...


Volume 35, Number 12 (December 1917), James Francis Cooke Dec 1917

Volume 35, Number 12 (December 1917), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Automatic Faculty in Piano Playing

How to Attain Freedom of the Fingers

Mass of Christ

Footlight Fear and Fever

Important Steps in the Educational Work of an Opera Singer

Three Measure Rhythm

Christmas Carols

Reading Detached Chords

Are the Black Keys Poisonous to the Thumb?

Time to Rest and a Time to Grow

Musical Reputations and How They are Achieved

Is Compulsory Music Study Advisable?

Successful Study of Octaves

Can You Pass This Normal Test?

Some Pianos I Have Known

Practice Individual Tones in a Chord

Beethoven's Characteristics as a Pianist

How to Study Two Against Three

Pianographs

Hints ...


Volume 33, Number 12 (December 1915), James Francis Cooke Dec 1915

Volume 33, Number 12 (December 1915), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

To Avoid Inaccuracy

Beethoven

Sense of Touch in Music

Opportunities and Limitations in Pianoforte Playing (interview with Rudolph Ganz)

Teaching Backward Children

Nervousness and the Pedal

When and How to Memorize

Music a Human Necessity in Modern Life: Not a Needless Accomplishment

Let the Mind Rule the Memory

Many Music Teachers Retire in Comfort

Lines of Improvement in Modern Pianoforte Playing and Teaching

Scales, Scales, Scales, Every Day

Pianist's Vocabulary

First Steps in Sight-Reading

Gloria's Great Chance: A Story of Music and Christmas

Giving Greater Value

Popular Musical Mis-conceptions: Some Musical Conventions Which Should be Exploded

Why Study ...


Volume 32, Number 10 (October 1914), James Francis Cooke Oct 1914

Volume 32, Number 10 (October 1914), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Opening the Season: Ideas Mined from Real Teaching Experience

Common Sense at the Pupils' Recital

Opera and Tunes

Save Beethoven from his Friends

Beginning Work in Interpretation

Which is the Better Teacher—The Virtuoso Without Teaching Experience or the Experienced Teacher Who Does Not Pretend to be a Brilliant Performer? (symposium)

Waltz King

Salon Music of the Past and Present

Best of the new Music Issued by the Leading Publishers

How Shall I Go About Publishing My Piece? Advice and Warning

Scale Playing in Double Notes

Playing for Nothing

Key to Teaching Efficiency

Some Interesting Facts About Frederick Kuhlau

Long ...


Volume 30, Number 10 (October 1912), James Francis Cooke Oct 1912

Volume 30, Number 10 (October 1912), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Master Study Page—The Real Beethoven, 1770-1827

Reminiscences of Some Famous Musicians

Famous Mythological Characters in Music

Selected Technical Truths from World Famous Pianists: Gems of Pedagogical Thought Crystallized in the Crucible of Time and Experience

Solving the Missed Lesson Problems

Wrist in Piano Playing

What Every Teacher Should Know About Teaching: Home-Study Hints on the Greatest of Arts

Selecting Standard Classics for the Study Season: Useful Pianoforte Pieces for Special Development

Jules Massenet, Eminent French Master, Passes Away

Death of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Well Known Composers of To-day—J. Lamont Galbraith

Wagner on How Mendelssohn Conducted Beethoven

Practical Hints on ...


Volume 30, Number 01 (January 1912), James Francis Cooke Jan 1912

Volume 30, Number 01 (January 1912), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Italy, the Home of Grand Opera (interview with Enrico Caruso)

Interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Masterpieces

Progress in Piano Playing (interview with Josef Holmann)

Beginnings of Opera

Ten Most Famous Opera Singers of the Last Century

Should American Opera Aspirants Study Abroad?

Bel Canto: The Foundation of All Successful Operatic Singing (interview with Bernice de Pasquali)

Prolific Opera Composer

Improving Arpeggio Chord Playing

Last Work of Wagner, Parsifal

Mystery of the Lethbridge Strad

$10,000 Stradivarius Violin Demolished by Unknown Fanatic


Volume 29, Number 12 (December 1911), James Francis Cooke Dec 1911

Volume 29, Number 12 (December 1911), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Making Regular Progress

Presto Paragraphs

Recollections of My Musical Childhood

Acquiring a Good Touch

Is Woman's Musical Talent Really Limited?

Simplicity of Harmony

How Musical Sounds Come to Us

Glory of Beethoven

Mental Pictures in Music

Chopin's Revolutionary Etude

Do Americans Need More Technic?

Training the Crossing Fingers in scale Playing

Reminders

How Piano Playing Has Progressed (interview with Josef Hofmann)

Posing at the Pianoforte

Mystery of the Lethbridge Strad: A Christmas Story of Musical Life in a Great City

Lisztiana

What Franz Liszt Did for the Music of the Church

Franz Liszt as I Knew Him

Well ...