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Table of Contents

Music and the State (Editorial)

Giving Vitality to the Phrase: Showing How Better Accenting Makes Better Playing

Musical Biographical Catechism: Tiny Life Stories of Great Masters

Why Count?

Practical Acoustics for Musicians

Eight Ways for Making One's Playing Musicianly

More I Practice, the Worse I Get

Russian Amateurs

Conservation of Energy in Music Readin

Robert Schumann

New Picture of Edward MacDowell

Another Way to Teach Harmony

Good Music—Bad Piano

Breath Marks

Mental Aids to Memorizing

Put On the Brakes

High Calling of the Teacher

Playing Accompaniments

Useful Test

How Music Theory Helps Music Lovers

Counting Aloud

Baffling Difficulty

What Assignments


Musical Memory Insurance: How to Make Your Memory Dependable

Your Fingering or Composer's?

Mastering Moods

Using the Round Table

Teaching the Triads

Publication Date



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 45, Number 01 (January 1927)
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