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Table of Contents

Fame Overnight! (interview with Lily Pons)

Why Modern Music is Modern—And What, Please, is Atonal Music? (interview with Nicholas Slonimsky)

Physical Revitalization of Musicians: New Scientific Health and Diet Discoveries Which Are Startling the World

Should the Child Begin Piano Study at the Age of Five

Rage of the Rumba

Secrets of the Staccato Touch

Three Costly Mistakes

Playing the Piano by Touch

Time-Saving Method to Keep Up Old Pieces

Educating the New Musical Public

Most Important Point in Singing

Coming Musical Awakening

Improvised Opera

Clothespins or Hammers

Graded Courses and Prizes

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Lily Pons


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 49, Number 06 (June 1931)
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