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Table of Contents

Maintaining Radio Interest

Conductor and His Orchestra (interview with John Barbirolli)

Hour of Charm: The Most Unusual Girls Orchestra of the Times (interview with Phil Spitalny)

Master as Seen by His Wife (interview with Aino Sibelius)

Threshold of Music: The Most Famous Chord in Music: The Dominant Seventh

Three Notes Against Two

Major John A. Warner: New York State's Notable Musical Police Superindentant

Training the Little Finger

Rhythm for Clearness

Caring for the Vocal Instrument (interview with Giovanni Martinelli)

Practice Is Playing

Some Two Thousand Year Old Wisdom on the Tone Art

Strike the Nail on the Head

Game of Rhythms

My Very Own Song

Scale Track Meet

Mendelssohn's Accomplishments

Preliminary Notes for Scales

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


girls orchestra, Jean Sibelius


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 56, Number 10 (October 1938)
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