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Table of Contents

Eminent Educational Experts Endorse the Golden Hour

Golden Hour: America's Most Serious Problem—A Possible Solution in Which You May Have a Vital Part

Modern Roads to Vocal Success (interview with Julia Claussen)

Sharps, Flats, Naturals

Helpful Criticism

Accent on the Third Beat

Cast Iron Methods

Lingering Lovingly on Details

Experience Plus Enthusiasm

Practical Phases of Pianoforte Technic (interview with Josef Lhevinne)


Inspiration in Piano Playing

Patience in the Study of Music

Studios, Yesterday and To-day

Psychology of Dress in Public Appearance

Alla Breve

What Was Liszt's Technic Life?

Interest Power in Music

Dialogue on the Pedals

Four Daily Practice Hours

Sharp Tools

Fast Practice in Slow Tempo: A Hint Towards the Acquiring of Brilliancy in Performance

Play with Your Head

Marring the Musical Text by Improvisations

Use Duets to Teach: Time and Expression

Where the Blame Lies

Secrets of Success of Great Musicians

Autocratic Teaching

Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales

Didactics vs. Object Study

James Gibbons Huneker (In Memoriam)

Sousa's Latest and Greatest March Keeping Step with the Union

Hero in the Cause of Music

Why Our School Systems of the Past Have Not Done More to Diminish Crime: Famous Police Detective and Crime Expert Substantiates Need for The Golden Hour

Musical Opportunities in Motion Picture Theaters

Honor and Music

Card System for Retaining Pieces

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Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA




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 39, Number 04 (April 1921)
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