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Table of Contents

How the Germans Are Doing It

Grace in Crossing Hands

Professor Rimsky-Korsakov

Trading Music Lessons for Bread, Vegetables, and Mending When Cash is Scarce

Ear-Training on the Scales

Finger Independence and the Story of the Three-Legged Man

Improving the Reading and Rhythm

Conferences with Claude Debussy: Ingtroducing a Posthumously Published Interview with the Great French Master

Stories of Famous Concert Songs: On the Road to Mandalay

Cloud Dreams in Elysium: Curiosities from the Workshop of Celebrated Composers

Diet and Health for Singers (interview with Tito Schipa)

Hindrances to Artistic Piano Playing and How to Overcome Them

Structure of Music: The Facts and Mysteries of Melody

Fit the Child to the Piece

Mystery Melodies

Twilight of a Musical God: In Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Death of Wagner

When Two Notes Bump

Cultivating an Accurate Technic

Leading Schools of Violin Playing: Their Contribution to the Progress of Violin Art

Leisurely Practice to Avoid Tension

Master Lesson on Brahms' Rhapsody, Op. 79, No. 2

Rhythm Bands Stimulate Public Schools

Too Old to Learn—When?

Story Pieces


Signs and Wonders in Music Land

Broken Music

New Ways to Master Old Problems

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Claude Debussy


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 51, Number 02 (February 1933)
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