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Table of Contents

What Shall I Do With My Music? (interview with Howard Hanson)

For Mastering Scale-Like Passages

Evolution of the Staff

Learning the Pedals

Damrosch and New York Symphony

Launching the Musical Artist: How Great Pianists, Violinists and Singers are Presented to the Public

Music and Poetry in Autumn

Leschetizky's Vital Ideas

Some Observations on Practice

Hot and Cold—A Helpful Teaching Idea

How to Get Up a Little Musical Pageant in Your Town

Do Not Run Past the Signals

Scale Signature Design

Maintaining Interest

Short Compositions for the Piano

Building the Grand Staff

Curing Collapsible First Joints of Fingers

Stunts Do Not Lead to Art (interview with Tobias Matthay)

Tone Can Draw Pictures

How Accurate is Your Musical Ear?

History of the Bagpipe

Richard Wagner's Great Dramatic Overture to Tannhäser

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Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Leschetizky, Richard Wagner


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 09 (September 1927)
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