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Table of Contents

Musical Quirks

Victor Herbert as I Knew Him: Memories of The Man and His Music

Simplicity as a Background for Art (interview with Guiomar Novaes)

Radio Flashes

Adult Piano Beginner: What Should be Done to Make the Hands Supple (interview with Isidor Philipp)

Hand and the Keyboard

William Mason—An American Master: High Lights in the World's Famous Piano Methods

Good Singing Must be Natural (interview with Bruna Castagna)

Recent Record Releases

Unknown Victor Herbert: Intimate Pictures of the Life of a Widely Loved Composer

Lazy Hand

Scrambling Pupil

Romance of Annie Laurie: The Story Behind One of the Most Famous of All Songs

Music and the Child's Decorative Sense

Forward March of Music

Introducing the Minor Scales

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Victor Herbert, William Mason


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 57, Number 03 (March 1939)
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