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Table of Contents

Good Humor in Music: Do Composers Tend Toward the Sombre Colors, or Do They Inclinde Toward the Gay?

Radio and Music (interview with David Sarnoff)

Music at Harvard: From a Historical Review

Memories of William Mason and His Friends

Whetting the Children's Appetite for Music

A-440 by National Broadcast

Origin of Sousa's Name: Ridiculous and False Stories about the Ancestry of John Philip Sousa Which Should be Corrected by Etude Readers

Making Tempo Rubato Understandable

When Should Piano Study Be Commenced? A Question Asked by Thousands

Roll of Honor

Finger Independence as Applied to Bach's Fugues

How They Gave Early Concerts

Publisher and Composer

Marking Lessons Stimulates Interest in Practice

Empty-the-Basket Game

Strengthening the Finger Tips

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


William Mason, Harvard School of Music, John Philip Sousa


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 54, Number 09 (September 1936)
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