Download Full Text (3.3 MB)

Table of Contents

Symphony a Day

Apprentice Years of a Master (interview with Moriz Rosenthal)

Threshold of Music: A Stormy Seventh—And Some Even More Complex Chords

Awakening of Ebenezer Scrooge: A Playlet in Three Acts Adapted from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Stephen Foster of Tin Pan Alley in Other Days: The Magic Story of America's Most Loved Composer of Folk Songs

What Music in Sing Sing Prison Means in the Lives and Reclamation of Many Inmates

Three Notographs

Madrigals of the Days of Good Queen Bess: Polyphonhic Masterpieces of the Elizabethan Era Formerly Heard by Few But Now Heard by Millions Over the Radio

Real Piano in the Play Room

Four Portals to Piano Playing: Speed! Dynamics! Phrasing! Pedaling!

Ballade, Op. 10, No. 1 of Brahms: A Master Lesson

Margaret Speaks Suggests Requisites for a Career in Radio (interview with Margaret Speaks)

When Schumann Played at Twilight

What About Scales?

What Does Voicing a Piano Mean?

Window Advertising

Famous Writers and Music

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Brahms, radio career


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 11 (November 1938)
Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."