Table of Contents

  • BIOGRAPHY3
  • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.5
  • CHAPTER I – ON ELEMENTARY PIANO-FORTE INSTRUCTION.8
  • CHAPTER II – AN EVENING ENTERTAINMENT AT HERR ZACH’S.21
  • CHAPTER III – MANY STUDENTS OF THE PIANO AND FEW PLAYERS.27
  • CHAPTER IV – A CONVERSATION WITH MRS. SOLID, AND FOUR LESSONS TO HER DAUGHTER.32
  • CHAPTER V – ON THE PEDAL52
  • CHAPTER VI – THE SOFT-PEDAL SENTIMENT.55
  • CHAPTER VII – A MUSICAL TEA-PARTY AT THE HOUSE OF JOHN SPRIGGINS.60
  • CHAPTER VIII – SINGING AND SINGING-TEACHERS.72
  • CHAPTER IX – THOUGHTS ON SINGING.79
  • CHAPTER X – VISIT AT MRS. N.’S.98
  • CHAPTER XI – SECRETS.104
  • CHAPTER XII – THOUGHTS ON PIANO-PLAYING.116
  • CHAPTER XIII – ON MUSICAL TALENT.130
  • CHAPTER XIV – EXTRAVAGANCES IN SINGING AND PIANO-PLAYING.137
  • CHAPTER XV – CONCLUSION148

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