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Table of Contents

Symphonies of Smiles

Musician and the Common Cold: How Famous Artists Have Fought the Most Common Malady

Color in Singing

Bull Market in Pianos

Importance of Piano Posture

Avoiding Stilted Diction

Don't Be a Sound Post Jiggler

Opportunities for the American Composer (interview with Charles Wakefield Cadman)

Original Don Cossacks and the Music of the Don (interview with Serge Jaroff)

Fighting Man and His Music

So You Want to Try Hollywood? (interview with George Lessner)

Child Who Hates Music

Music and the Battle of Life: Why Music Gives Us Courage

Technic of the Month—Prelude in A Minor, Op. 28, No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin

Bruckner's Advice

Ten Tips for Beginning Organists

Notographs of Wagner Operas

Making the Organ Talk

Blending the Registers

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Women's Reserve, World War II


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 62, Number 01 (January 1944)
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