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Table of Contents

Music—A Prime Wartime Necessity!

When Opportunity Knocks

Music for the Fun of It (interview with Elizabeth Mitchell)

William M. Felton, Obituary

Antidote for Worry

Human Metronome

Sixty Years Among the Masters (interview with Alexander Gretchaninoff)

Allez-Oop! Circus Music Goes Classical, Including Interviews with Merle Evans, Circus Super-Bandmaster, and the Well Known American Operatic Baritone, Robert Ringling, Mus. Doc.

Magic Metal: Romantic Traditions of the Bells

Simplified Clef Reading

Sidelights on the Scale: The Modern Scale Fingering

How to Facilitate the Acquisition of Technic

Music Unites the Americas: A Review of a Memorable Musical Educational Congress

Don’t's in Stage Comportment

War Council Endorses Forward March With Music

Counterpoint in Plain Language: Part 2: The Dry Bones of Melody

Amazing Garcias

Technic of the Month—Chords: All Varieties—Heller, Op. 47, No. 20

Will the Banjo Stage a Comeback?

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Francis Scott Key, American flag


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 60, Number 07 (July 1942)
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