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Volume 56, Number 09 (September 1938), James Francis Cooke Sep 1938

Volume 56, Number 09 (September 1938), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Marimba Supersedes Xylophone

How Can We Best Serve Our Students (interview with Geraldine Farrar)

About Pieces for Two Pianos: A Discussion of Musical Works Rapidly Rising in Popularity

Hymns in Teaching Harmony

Threshold of Music: When Four Notes Get Together—Seventh Chords

Modern Marimba and Its Relation to the Xyloophone (interview with Yoichi Hiraoka)

Do Not Cast the Old Aside

Chord Twins

Picturesque Prague—Home of Dvorák and Smetana

Transposing by Numbers

What Did Bach Mean: How Each of His Motives Construes a Thought

Hand and the Memory

Mazurka in F-sharp Minor of Chopin

Compactness With Comfort: Everyone Who Wants ...


Volume 55, Number 07 (July 1937), James Francis Cooke Jul 1937

Volume 55, Number 07 (July 1937), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Song of the American Revolution

Heldentenor, or Heroic Tenor (interview with Lauritz Melchior)

Answers to Brain Teasers Musical Intelligence Test

Bunched Finger Playing

Star Spangled Banner: With Photographs from the Celebrated Historical Collection of William Thompson

Longfellow's Influence on Musical Composition

America: A National Anthem Which Finds Lodgment in the Heart of Every True American

Double Purpose Exercise

Making Friends with the Wrist: An Important Phase of Pianoforte Playing

Playing Pa to Sleep at Three A.M.

Playing the Four Note Chord

Effect of Music on Wild Animals

How America Lost Chopin: A Romance of the Poet of the ...


Volume 55, Number 04 (April 1937), James Francis Cooke Apr 1937

Volume 55, Number 04 (April 1937), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Music and Travel

America's Vast New Musical Awakening (interview with Nikolai Sokoloff)

Chopin as a Teacher

List's Singing Tone

Von Weber, Tone Poet of Romanticism

May Day Play Recital: Ten Games with Music

American Singers and the German Lied (interview with Grete Stueckgold)

Dramatizing Piano Duets

Geometry and Speed of Motion: At the Piano Keyboard in the Playing of Chromatic Passages

Two Roads to Acquaintance with Musical Form

Recital Program that Took

Studio Bulletin Board

It's An Art to Tune a Piano

Nocturne in C Minor by Chopin: A Master Lesson

Neglected Senses

Musical Sewing Cards

Profession ...


Volume 55, Number 01 (January 1937), James Francis Cooke Jan 1937

Volume 55, Number 01 (January 1937), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Superstitions in Music

Musical Food for Millions (interview with Erno Rapée)

Brighter Scale Practice

Increasing the Activity of the Fingers

Magical and Misunderstood Art of Reviewing

Romance of the Sweetest Story Ever Told

Tooting Your Own Horn: The Most Difficult Instrument for the Musician to Learn

My Toughest Spot: Taking Things as They Come

Getting the Perspective in Teaching

Composing for Pictures (interview with Erich Korngold)

Strongest Carillon in the World

First Steps in Musical Transposition

Approach to Interpretation

Berceuse Op. 57 of Chopin

Autumn Days in the Presser Gardens

Brahms Selfless Musician

Arpeggio Drill


Volume 52, Number 06 (June 1934), James Francis Cooke Jun 1934

Volume 52, Number 06 (June 1934), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Music of New Russia (interview with Albert Coates

Do Snakes Like Music?

Ethelbert Nevin's A Day in Venice (Un Giorno in Venezia): A New Tone Film Presentation Which is Commanding National Attention

Give the Child a Good Piano

Staccato Accents

Baseball and Scales

Use the Metronome in Practicing Sight-reading

Novelty for Your Recital

National Element in Polish Music

Getting a Start in Music Teaching in the Country

How One Teacher Did It

Art of Program Making

Accompanist

Music of the Land of the Bourrée

Music of Nature: A Series of Programs for Studio, Club or Radio Recital

Experimenting With ...


Volume 52, Number 04 (April 1934), James Francis Cooke Apr 1934

Volume 52, Number 04 (April 1934), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

There is No Royal Road to Singing! (interview with Göta Ljungberg)

Bass Drum

Chopin Odiosyncracy

How I Managed to Secure Pupils During The Depression

Dating Recitals for Success

Bandmaster Gilmore: The Indomitable Pat Whose Masterpiece was Probably When Johnny Comes Marching Home

London: A World Music Center

Chopin's Masterly Valse in A Flat, Op. 42: A Detailed Lesson Analysis

Music Popular at the Time of Lincoln

Cultivation of Musical Taste in a Small Town


Volume 51, Number 11 (November 1933), James Francis Cooke Nov 1933

Volume 51, Number 11 (November 1933), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Girl Who Wants to Sing (interview with Lily Pons)

Meet the Piano

How to Play Bach More Beautifully (interview with Harold Samuel)

Little Known Music of Cape Breton Island

When Should I Practice?

Platform Showmanship in Piano-Playing

More Greetings form Zealous Etude Enthusiasts

Mixed Rhythms

Best Method is Ecclectic, Part 2 (interview with Leopold Godowsky)

Touch in Relation to Phrasing

Heinrich Heine and Music

Value of Discipline

Blind Tom Reminiscence

Neglected Triad

Story of The Rosary

Secret of Chopin's Playing

Little Journeys to Musical Shrines: A Club Calendar

Telling the World

Learning the Lower and Higher Notes

Touch System ...


Volume 50, Number 01 (January 1932), James Francis Cooke Jan 1932

Volume 50, Number 01 (January 1932), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Lesson on the Chopin Scherzo in B Flat Minor

Very First Lessons at the Keyboard: Practical Advice to Active Teachers

What Music Offers Boys

Do You Know?

Tournament Tickets

Legacy from Pan

Missed Lessons

Bit of Psychology

Matching Musical Terms

Pied Piper of India

Original Manuscript of Home, Sweet Home

Music Student's Tools and Technic

Disadvantageous Bench

Outside Music Report

Stunt Lesson

Hawaii's Musical Background

Some Popular Musical Misconceptions

Schubert and American Romance

Musical Lotto

New Work by a Notable American Composer

Agencies for Helping the Musician

Boy Night

To Develop the Left Hand

How to Make Review ...


Volume 49, Number 05 (May 1931), James Francis Cooke May 1931

Volume 49, Number 05 (May 1931), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

International Appreciation of Ignace Jan Paderewski: World Famous Pianists and Teachers Greet the Renowned Master in His Hour of Greatest Triumph

Some Fundamentals of Natural Octave Playing

Important Association and a Great Cause

Student Days of George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

How Harmony Helps the Music Student

Pedal Markings

Picture from the Past

Lest We Forget, Lest We Forget: Important Musical Historical Figures of the Picturesque Past

Freak Scales: Curious Musical Systems Used by Modern Composers

Wagner's Death-Dreams of His Own Walhalla (Picture)

Master Lesson Upon Chopin's Aeolian Harp Etude, Op. 25, No. 1

Singing Intelligently in English

Garcia ...


Volume 48, Number 09 (September 1930), James Francis Cooke Sep 1930

Volume 48, Number 09 (September 1930), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Why the World Needs Bands (interview with John Philip Sousa)

Modern Questions in the Study of Harmony

Sparks from the Musical Anvil of Today

Curious Lure of Chinese Music

Oral Drills in Intervals

Musical Jargon of the Radio Clarified: A Popular Interpretation of Technical Terms Which are Heard Daily Over the Radio, Part 3

Percussion—The Pulse of Music

Technical Problems in a Nutshell

Overcoming Difficulties in Memorizing

Open the New Musical Season Brillantly by Spreading the Gospel of Music-Study

Odd Facts about Sound

Case for Modern Music

Master Lesson on Chopin's Polonaise in C Minor, Op. 40, No ...


Volume 47, Number 09 (September 1929), James Francis Cooke Sep 1929

Volume 47, Number 09 (September 1929), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Brussels, the Musical Gem of Europe

Report Cards for Piano Pupils

Practical Considerations in Pianoforte Interpretation (interview with Walter Gieseking)

Philadelphia's Amazing Operatic Situation

Centenary of Rubinstein

Future of Music in Moviedom (interview with Erno Rapée

Music Idealism in the United States: An Address Delivered at the Anglo-American Conference on Music at Lausanne, Switzerland, August, 1929

Master Lesson on the Chopin Etude Opus 25, No. 2

Paragraphs form Schubert's Diary

Jazz—Whither Bound?


Volume 46, Number 07 (July 1928), James Francis Cooke Jul 1928

Volume 46, Number 07 (July 1928), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Hymn Playing Helpful

Musical Education in the Home

What Makes a Fine Piano

Evolution of Piano Playing and Virtuosity

Why Do I Study Music

On Describing a Piece

Efficiency in Piano Study

Speaking the Pupil's Language

Studio Ventillation

Tickling the Risibles

Grandeur that Was Rome

Point on Poise

Doorstep of Harmony: Showing How Simple and Delightful the Study May be Made for the Amateur

Frederic Chopin, an Etching

Queen and a Quarrel about Musicians

Making Arpeggios Interesting


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 44, Number 03 (March 1926), James Francis Cooke Mar 1926

Volume 44, Number 03 (March 1926), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Under No Consideration Would I Give Up Music (interview with Ralph Modjeski)

Are Scales Worth-While?

Winter Musicales

Equal Finger Development

Most Musical Town in the World

Mixing Heart with Art

Getting the Student's Measure

Some Points in Pianoforte Duet Playing

Thought Starters

Chopin's Preludes as Interpreted by Liszt

Hard Pierce!

Helps Along the Road

True Chopin

Slow Practice on Old Pieces

Resolves for the New Year

Some Inspirations of Composers

Little Life Stories of the Great Masters

Chopin Reflections

Chopin in His Last Years

Can Expressive Playing be Taught?

Teach Children to Compose

Music of Ireland

Music Teachers ...


Volume 41, Number 11 (November 1923), James Francis Cooke Nov 1923

Volume 41, Number 11 (November 1923), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Adults and Piano Playing: Problems of the Student Who Seeks to Develop His Playing When Past the Age of Twenty (interview with Ernest Hutcheson)

Stretching Exercises

Word Pastel Portraits of Chopin

Chopin's Tempo Rubato

Helpful Hints to Disheartened Students

How Masterpieces are Made: Distinctive Methods Used by the Great Masters

Is the Modern Piano a Perfect Instrument?

Why Musical Prodigies Usually Retire Early in Life

Form in Music

Save Your Energy

Trapping the Parent

Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing (interview with Josef Lhévinne)

Why Not?

Secret of Efficiency

Opportunities of the Music Supervisor

Development of Touch

Practical Ideas on ...


Volume 41, Number 10 (October 1923), James Francis Cooke Oct 1923

Volume 41, Number 10 (October 1923), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Our Fortieth Anniversary: Four Decades in the History of the Theo. Presser Company

Chronological Histoy of The Etude Music Magazine and the Theo. Presser Company

Fortieth Anniversary Prophecies and Greetings: World Famous Composers, Teachers, Critics and Interpretive Artists Have Something to Say About Music Forty Years from Now

Letter from the Leipzig Conservatory

Get Pleasure!

Momentous Musical Meeting: Thomas A. Edison and Lt. Comm. John Philip Sousa Meet for the First Time and Talk Upon Music

Music and Organized Labor

Important to Remember

Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing

Studio Notes

True or False? Can You Decide?

Daily Health Exercises Especially ...


Volume 40, Number 11 (November 1922), James Francis Cooke Nov 1922

Volume 40, Number 11 (November 1922), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Getting the Right Start in Piano Playing

How to Acquire Technic in Musical Theory

Is the Teacher Without a Music Club as Successful as the Teacher with a Music Club?

What to Do at Children's Musical Parties

Scale Guide

Limitations of the Piano Keyboard

Piano Manners at the Pupils' Recital

Lesson on Chopin's Famous Raindrop Prelude, Opus 28, No. 15: A Practical Reduction of Notes to Dollars and Cents

Starting at the Cradle

Full Pay or Half a Mass

Recorder

Metamorphosis of Charles

Now and Then

Routine for Practical Teacher

Glimpses of Present Day Piano Study (interview with ...


Volume 38, Number 06 (June 1920), James Francis Cooke Jun 1920

Volume 38, Number 06 (June 1920), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

What Must I Go Through to Become a Prima Donna? (interview with Geraldine Farrar)

More Income for Music Teachers: How and Why One Teacher Made Good at an Increased Price

Count the Cost

Musical Genius Everywhere

Child's First Piano Lesson

How to Get Your First Pupils

Compelling Force in Musical Success (interview with Alberto Jonás)

What Shall I Teach?

Most Simple Way of Teaching Lines and Spaces

Scale Maxims

Hint on Memorizing

New Pianistic Beauties Through New Pedal Effects

Did You Say You Couldn't Memorize Music? Read This!

Taking American Music Seriously

Temperature and Practice

Let the Light ...


Volume 37, Number 02 (February 1919), James Francis Cooke Feb 1919

Volume 37, Number 02 (February 1919), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Are You Loyal to Your Art?

How to Play Two Notes Against Three and Other Unusual Rhythmic Combinations

What Helped Me Most in My Career

How to Correct Common Rhythmic Blunders

Weak Spot in Piano Teaching

String Wind Instrument

Technical Roads to Piano Success

Pieces that Advertise the Teacher

He Didn't Have to Learn

Secrets of Success of Great Musicians

Touch in Piano Playing

Leo Ornstein, Composer and Pianist

Overtures, Past and Present

When and How to Begin the Study of Bach

Bach for Beginners

Neglected Bass Note

Telling the Pupil How to Practice

Has the Art of the ...


Volume 33, Number 06 (June 1915), James Francis Cooke Jun 1915

Volume 33, Number 06 (June 1915), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Hand Cramp and How It May Be Remedied

Real Vacation for the Music Worker

Music a Human Necessity in Modern Life (symposium)

Why the Musician Should Develop the Gift of Making Friends

Special Practice in Staccato

American Pageant

What the Composers Are Doing

Profitable Practice versus Wasted Practice (interview with Alexander Lambuert)

Benefits of Ensemble Playing

Dramatic Scenes from the Operas

Function of Piano Studies

Emotional and Picturesque in Music

May Drumming Be of Some Value?

Principles for Fingering the Major and Minor Scales

Etude Master Study Page—Richard Strauss

Well Known Composers of To-day—Elmer S. Hosmer

C Sharp ...


Volume 33, Number 02 (February 1915), James Francis Cooke Feb 1915

Volume 33, Number 02 (February 1915), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Instructive One Minute Paragraphs for Busy Music Workers

Facts About Musical Belgium

To Develop Pearly Runs

Mendelssohn's Interested Listener

Haydn, Dvorak and the Anglican Chant

Masonic Symbolism in the Magic Flute

Pair of Devices for Maintaining Interest

How the Chinese Sang to their Ancestors

Soul of Robert Schumann

Breadth in Musical Art Work (interview with Ignace Jan Paderewski)

Maintaining a High Standard of Efficiency

Music of Proud and Chivalrous Poland: With Special Contributions from Mme. Marcella Sembrich and Leopold Stowski

Beauty of Poland's National Music

Chopin—Poland's National Poet

Popular Fallacies Regarding Tone

Concentration, the Secret of ...


Volume 32, Number 05 (May 1914), James Francis Cooke May 1914

Volume 32, Number 05 (May 1914), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

First Studies in Double Notes

Memorizing Music Successfully (interview with Ossip Gabrilowitsch)

How Gounod Surprised Berlioz

Charles Marie Widor: Dean of French Organ Masters

Method in Sight Reading

Balance in Rhythmic Movement

Study Harmony from Piano Playing

Wit of Malibran

Best of the New Music Issued by the Leading Publishers: Selected, Graded and Recommended to The Etude Readers

Prima Donna of To-Day and Yesterday

Interesting the Boy Pupil

Chopin as a Virtuoso: How Chopin's Playing Impressed His Hearers

Ballet in France

Masters Who Have Failed as Opera Composers

Musical Thought and Action in the Old World

How to Develop ...


Volume 30, Number 06 (June 1912), James Francis Cooke Jun 1912

Volume 30, Number 06 (June 1912), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Clara Schumann's Father on Study

How Analysis Benefits the Piano Pupil (interview with Katharine Goodson)

Selecting Piano Studies that Insure Progress

Famous Mythological Characters in Music—Sappho

To Memorize or Not to Memorize

How Chopin Played: As told by Liszt, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Other Contemporaries

Hours with Leschetizky (interview with Lolita D. Mason)

Rubinstein's Bitter Valedictory

Tributes of Noted Musicians to the Memory of the Late W.S.B. Mathews

How the Mind Should Guide the Body in Practice

Dramatic Moments in the Careers of the Masters

Well-Known Composers of To-day—Charles Wakefield Cadman


Volume 28, Number 05 (May 1910), James Francis Cooke May 1910

Volume 28, Number 05 (May 1910), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Influence of Germany's Greatest Masters on the Musicl Art of the World

Giving Lessons in the Country

Weber's Opera, Der Freischutz

Influence of the Folk-Song on German Musical Art (interview with Gustav Mahler)

Predominating Influence in the German Music of To-day

First Finger Exercises at the Keyboard

Some Important Things I Learned in Germany

Germany's Remarkable System of Music Schools: Music Schools of Northern Germany

What is Expected of the Student in the German Music School

Some Facts about Sopranos

Singers Who Lost Their Voices

How to Study a Song


Volume 27, Number 03 (March 1909), James Francis Cooke Mar 1909

Volume 27, Number 03 (March 1909), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

What Musical Europe is Thinking and Doing

Touch—the Great Essential (interview with M. Ossip Gabrilowitsch)

How to Cultivate Sight-Reading

Sub-conscious Mind in Piano Playing

Musical Europe of Yesterday and Musical America of To-day: Reflections Upon the Study of Music and Pianoforte Playing as Taught in Europe Twenty-Five Years Ago and as Taught in America Now

Scarlatti's Unique Fingering

Interesting Stories of Chopin's Career

Chopin's Taste in Music

Mathematics of Melody

How Music Brightens the Home

Bellini, the Genius of Stricken Sicily

Easy Way to Teach Musical History

Conquering of Fear

Use of the Sound Reproducing Machine ...


Volume 26, Number 10 (October 1908), James Francis Cooke Oct 1908

Volume 26, Number 10 (October 1908), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Profitable Physical Exercises for Piano Students

About the Metronome

Paul Wachs: A French Composer Whose Drawing Room Pieces Have Been Exceptionally Successful

How the Masters Waited and Worked for Success: Tales of Persistence and Patience that Paid in the End

How a Musical Note-Book Helps Children

How to Play Chopin

Important Musical Activities Abroad

Musical Magazine and the Village Student

Self-Help Hints on Etude Music: Practical Explanatory Notes for Ambitious, Progressive Teachers and Students


Volume 25, Number 11 (November 1907), Winton J. Baltzell Nov 1907

Volume 25, Number 11 (November 1907), Winton J. Baltzell

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Education of the Masters

Making the Lesson Hour More Profitable

Bach's Sons

Liszt as a Composer and as an Artist

Letter from a Teacher in New Zealand

How to Select a Piano

Teaching New Materials

Famous Italian Pupil of Franz Liszt

Advice to Young Teachers

Some Trials and Experiences of a German Teacher


Volume 25, Number 02 (February 1907), Winton J. Baltzell Feb 1907

Volume 25, Number 02 (February 1907), Winton J. Baltzell

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Chopin as I Knew Him

Lesson on a Phase of Technic: The Thumb and Second Finger

Repertory and How to Acquire It

Reminiscences of Schubert

Life of the Virtuoso

Few Thoughts Concerning the Musical Ear

Anton Rubinstein in His Classes

18th Century Tribute to Bach

Plan for the Teacher Who Wishes to Give Her Pupils Both Private and Class Lessons

French View of the American Musical Future

Evolution of a Country Church Choir

Some Common Errors of Piano Pupils: How to Correct Them


Volume 23, Number 01 (January 1905), Winton J. Baltzell Jan 1905

Volume 23, Number 01 (January 1905), Winton J. Baltzell

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Fréderic François Chopin (Biographical Sketch)

Appreciation of Chopin: His Works Embody All Technical Forms

Chopin the Revolutionaire

Chopin the Teacher

Chopin the Man

Chopin the Poet of the Pianoforte

True Genius of Pianoforte Music: Exemplified in Chopin's Works

Making up a Chopin Program

Quality of Chopin's Genius

Musical Rhythm and Rhythmic Playing


Volume 20, Number 06 (June 1902), Winton J. Baltzell Jun 1902

Volume 20, Number 06 (June 1902), Winton J. Baltzell

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Unsatisfactory Pupil and His Lack of Innate Rhythm

Treatment of the Thumb

Use of Finger Exercises

Saint-Saëns on Melody and Harmony

What Constitutes a Musical Communitys

How Bach Played

Was Old Fogy a Liszt Pupil?

Preparation for the Day's Work

Some of the Easier Chopin Nocturnes

Paderewski on Scale-Playing