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Table of Contents

Listening Pleasure

Football is More than Touchdowns

Fine Art of Practicing (interview with Byron Janis)

Strange Parallels

How to Write Music Manuscripts: An Expert Reveals the Secret of Neat, Legible Writing

Dilemma of the Strings

Sir Thomas Goes on Record (interview)

So You Want to Be an Artist? (interview with Charles L. Wagner)

Music in Industry Pays Dividends

On the Decline of the Art of Singing (first published in 1893)

Silence in Music

Miracles of Recording (interview with Lawrence A. Ruddell)

Mormon Tabernacle Organ in Salt Lake City, Part 2

Editorial: The Chopin Centennial

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


football, marching band


Composition | Music | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance


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 67, Number 10 (October 1949)
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