John Briggs



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Table of Contents

Social Implications of Piano Study: Leadership, Cooperation, Self-Confidence—These Benefits of Piano Training Make For a Well-Adjusted Personality

Ballet . . . A New Freedom

How to Choose a Violin

Don't Take Your Music Too Seriously (interview with Alec Templeton)

What is Your Vocal Problem?

Ninety We Lose: Children Aren't Little

Men and Women—Look at Piano Lessons from Their Point of View

Musician's Worst Enemy—The Common Cold

Voices Aren't Made . . . They Grow

What Music Teachers Forget to Teach

My First Big Opportunity (interview with Mario Lanza)

How to Play a Melody

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


voice, music teacher


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 68, Number 01 (January 1950)
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