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Table of Contents

Master Teacher

Tragedy of Moussorgsky: The Dramatic Story of the Most Curious Figure in Music History

Tavern Music

Struggle of the Negro Musician

Chord Reading

Grandaddies of Our Pianos

Notable Musical Women

Master Discs

Development of the Left Hand

Light and Shade in Piano Playing

How Music Came to be Written: Musical Pioneers Who First Divised the Notation System

Handel and Beethoven: The Pillars of Our Modern Musical Structure

Don't Don't!: Why Some Teachers Are to Blame for the Failure of their Students

Portamento Touch

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Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Modeste Moussorgsky, negro musicians, music pioneers, Handel, Beethoven


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 48, Number 02 (February 1930)
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