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Volume 73, Number 12 (December 1955), Guy Mccoy Dec 1955

Volume 73, Number 12 (December 1955), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

I Heard the Bells

Christmas Concerts at Grand Central

It Shouldn't be a Battle (interview with Otto Harbach)

Soviet Russia's Top Pianist Makes Sensational Début in America

To Cosima—With Love

Great Church Rebuilds Its Organ

Orchestra in the Daily Life of Your School

Music Postage Bill Passes Senate


Volume 72, Number 12 (December 1954), Guy Mccoy Dec 1954

Volume 72, Number 12 (December 1954), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

World's Most Holy Hour—Poem

Challenge to America

Christmas Concerto

Minimum Instrumental Performance Requirements for Music Education Majors

Lillian Baldwin and the Cleveland Story

American Academy of Teachers of Singing

Orchestra Department

Important Rôle of the String Orchestra in School Music

Christmas with the Composers


Volume 71, Number 12 (December 1953), Guy Mccoy Jan 1953

Volume 71, Number 12 (December 1953), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Music at Christmas (Poem)

Performer—or Artist? (interview with Bidu Sayão)

Messiah Sunday (interview with Gordon Bachlund)

Backstage with the TV Scene Designer

Impressions of a Musical Journey to Africa

Ole Bull Returns to Pennsylvania

Rare Bit of Singing and Dancing

Much to Do About Conducting

What is Your Carol I.Q.?

Who Was this Christmas Outcast?


Volume 70, Number 12 (December 1952), Guy Mccoy Jan 1952

Volume 70, Number 12 (December 1952), Guy Mccoy

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Christmas Love (Poem)

Concert Artist and His Community (interview with Alfredo de St. Malo)

Play Carols All-American, Too

Sixty Years Since Gilmore

Music Appreciation—Family Style

New Approach to Voice Training

Music: America's Global Ambassador of Good Will

Economics for the Music Teacher

Nativity: Christmas Program for Pianist and Narrator, Singer and Chamber Singers

Little Ol' Lady with Music in Her Soul

Adventures of a Piano Teacher


Volume 69, Number 12 (December 1951), John Briggs Jan 1951

Volume 69, Number 12 (December 1951), John Briggs

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Day of Days (Poem)

What Do Christmas Carols Mean to You?

New Horizon for Piano Teachers: The Elementary Classroom Teacher Needs a Background of Piano Study

Christmas at the Panama Canal

Play Lessons for the Pre-School Age

What I've Learned in Judging Competitions (interview with Jesus Maria Sanroma)

Grass Roots of Opera in America: Colleges and Universities Set the Pace in Creating Opera Centers Throughout U.S.

Special Christmas Programs Are Rewarding

Covered Tone—What is It?

This Choir Goes Big Time: Doctors, Lawyers, Salesmen, Housewives, Salesladies—All Join Their Voices in This Inspired Group

Do You Teach Piano ...


Volume 68, Number 12 (December 1950), John Briggs Dec 1950

Volume 68, Number 12 (December 1950), John Briggs

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Christmas Gifts for the Music Lover

Story of Notation: Byzantine Neumes, Jewish Cantillation Signs and a 10th-Century Monk's Clever Idea Contributed to the Evolution of the System We Know Today

I Want a Christmas Story

Albert Schweitzer Was My Teacher (interview with Lucie Chenevert Lawson)

How to Write a Song (interview with Sigmund Romberg)

Student Recital . . . 1950 Style

Christmas Music in Mexico

Technique and Musicianship

It's Easy to Read Music

Master Lesson on Chopin

Mazurkas in F Major and G Sharp Minor

How Many Christmas Songs Do You Know?


Volume 67, Number 12 (December 1949), James Francis Cooke Jan 1949

Volume 67, Number 12 (December 1949), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

When Christmas Comes (poem)

Handbells—Ancient Art Revived

Sing Ho for Christmas

I Learned To Sing By Accident (interview with Mario Lanza)

Swing Into Your Tone

Don’t Plan To Be a Conductor! (interview with Ernest Ansermet)

Why Do We Call Them Carols?: Songs of Christmas Link Today with the Ancient Past

It's the Same Old Claque: Then and Now—New York or Paris—

Relax and Improvise! (interview with Grace Castagnetta)

Concerning Spiccato, Sautille Arpeggios and Articifial Harmonics

Does Your Band Play in Tune?

What Is Your Vocal Problem?

Organ Practice and How To Get It

Master Lesson On ...


Volume 66, Number 12 (December 1948), James Francis Cooke Dec 1948

Volume 66, Number 12 (December 1948), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Little Lights of Christmas (Poem)

Sibelius Today: A Flight to Helsingfors to Visit Finland's Master Including a Conference with the Composer of Finlandia

Musical Christmas of Yesteryear

Theodore Presser (1848-1925): Educator, Publisher, Philanthropist Centenary Biography, Part 6

Mania for Speed by Performers of Music

Christmas Music—A Universal Language

Test Your Teaching Methods

Great Russian Music of Yesterday (interview with Alexander Tcherepnine)

My First Day at the Conservatoire de Paris

Igor Stravinsky and the Greek Tragedy

Music Means Joy in Chinese: The Chinese Cultural Theater Group Affords an Opportunity for Americans to Learn of Cathay

Comeback—Words and Music


Volume 65, Number 12 (December 1947), James Francis Cooke Dec 1947

Volume 65, Number 12 (December 1947), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Christmas Down (Poem)

Silent Night, Holy Night!

America's Great Peace Hymn: The Story of America, the Beautiful and Its Composer, Samuel A. Ward

Amazing Subterranean Oratorio Performance: An Astonishing Account of a Notable Concert 750 Feet Underground in a Fabulous American Cavern Fairyland

Keep It Natural! (interview with Eileen Farrell)

Revival of the English Carol

What Gives a Violin Tone?

Joyous Mendelssohn (1809-1847): An Anniversary Sketch of the Brilliant Career of Felix Mendelssohn

Young People in Music (interview with Malcolm Sargent)

What the Singer Needs for a Career in Radio (interview with Jane Wilson)


Volume 64, Number 12 (December 1946), James Francis Cooke Dec 1946

Volume 64, Number 12 (December 1946), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

So This Is Our Christmas! (editorial)

Musical Dates of the Pre-Christian Period

Christmas Crib: The World-wide Adoption of the Holy Scene in the Manger

Secret of Song Speech (interview with Conrad Thibault)

Story of Christmas: As Told by the Titles of Christmas Carols and Songs

Wit and Humor of Musicians (Part Two)

What Hotels Mean to Music

Music Study Promotes Happy Homes: A Psychologist Discovers Notable Facts

Fiddler in the Sky

Spinet Rules in the 1947 Piano Field (Pictures)

Unknown Liszt Portrait


Volume 63, Number 12 (December 1945), James Francis Cooke Jan 1945

Volume 63, Number 12 (December 1945), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Christmas Song for a New World (Poem)

World Christmas Carols

Legend of Switzerland's Native Instrument

Queen Receives the Queen (Marjorie Lawrence)

Music's March of Victory (interview with Beardsley, Ruml)

Revolution in Opera (interview with Laszlo Halasz)

How Records Helped Win the War

Christmas Carol

Edison's Contribution to Musical Appreciation

George Eliot—Musician

Getting a Piece Ready for Public Performance

Wayfaring Minstrel (interview with Burl Ives)


Volume 62, Number 12 (December 1944), James Francis Cooke Dec 1944

Volume 62, Number 12 (December 1944), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Dawn on the Horizon

Fresh Winds Will Blow Again: A Discussion of Music and Meteorology: A Physician Tells How the Weather Gets on Composers’ Nerves

Ladder to Virtuosity (interview with Mischa Elman)

Quiz to Test Your Musical Knowledge

How to Rehearse (interview with Donald Voorhees)

Edgar Stillman Kelley Passes

If Parents Had Had Their Way

Music as a Living, Human Element

New York's First Opera

What Nazism Has Done to German Song: What Happens to the Tunes When Hitler Provides the Words

Voice Training Through Emotions (interview with John Seaman Garns)

Immortal Pat: America's Super-Salesman of Music

Katherine ...


Volume 61, Number 12 (December 1943), James Francis Cooke Dec 1943

Volume 61, Number 12 (December 1943), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Christmas Canticle (Poem)

Piano When Peace Comes (interview with Lucien Wulsin)

Hints for the Young Violinist (interview with Carroll Glenn)

Turning the Searchlight on Musical Harmonies

Music and the Americas of Tomorrow (interview with James Rowland Angell)

Jitterbugs of Yesteryear: Dancing Madness through the Ages

Save Your Old Etudes: They are Valuable

Carols at Christmas

Music and War Manpower

Story of Beethoven's Adelaide

Don't Wreck—Build: How Destructive Criticism May be Turned into Profitable Criticism

Singing with Philosophy (interview with Igor Gorin)

Process of Weight Release in Piano Playing

Modern Ballet and Its Music

Technic of the Month ...


Volume 60, Number 12 (December 1942), James Francis Cooke Dec 1942

Volume 60, Number 12 (December 1942), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Operatic Proving Grounds

Star Eternal—Poem

Interesting Problems in Music Making (interview with Bronislaw Huberman)

Thrilling Possibilities of the Amateur Orchestra (interview with Leopold Stokowski)

Discrimination at the Keyboard (interview with Alec Templeton)

Twas the Night Before Christmas—Notograph

Lullaby. A Requested Editorial Disquisition

How Scales and Arpeggios Help Sight Reading

World's War Call for Music: Striking Contrast Between the Songs of Totalitarianism and the Songs of Freedom

Essentials of Vocal Art (interview with Emilio de Gogorza)

Christmas Carol Broadsides: When Christmas Song Sheets Were Hawked in the Streets

Have You Piano Hands?

Music Masters Memorialized by the Mails ...


Volume 59, Number 12 (December 1941), James Francis Cooke Dec 1941

Volume 59, Number 12 (December 1941), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

New Metropolitan Star

World Hope, Poem

Music Should Speak from the Heart (interview with Sergei Rachmaninoff)

How Music Has Helped in My Life (interview with Lionel Barrymore)

Yes, We Have Music in Hawaii

Historic Musical Friendship: Haydn and Mozart in Their Personal Relations

Defense Worker's Magnificent Musical Opportunity: An Editorial

Preparedness Leads to Success (interview with Frederick Jagel)

Russian Nationalist Composers, Part 4

Christmas Music Through the Ages

Facing Your Audience

Substitute for the Missed Lesson

Memorizing Plan That Works

Unifying Piano Study (interview with Ernest Hutcheson)

Technic of the Month—Legato Chords (Czerny, Opus 335, No. 28)


Volume 58, Number 12 (December 1940), James Francis Cooke Dec 1940

Volume 58, Number 12 (December 1940), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Promissory Notes

Light That Shineth in Darkness

Carols for the Feast of Christmas

Music as an Avocation (interview with Mrs. Vincent Astor)

Bill of Musical Rights

Christmas Music in the Little Town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Unusual Customs in the Bustling Industrial City that Make Music a Religion, and Religion, Music

Radio Staff Pianist: What It Takes, and What He Makes

What Is Behind the Popular Song (interview with Eddie Cantor)

For Unto Us a Child Is Born: The Story of Handel's The Messiah

Musician Decorates for Christmas

Christ Reigns To-Day: A Hymn of Christian Faith

Quick Work! Remarkable Feats ...


Volume 57 (1939), James Francis Cooke Dec 1939

Volume 57 (1939), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Secret of a Merry Christmas

What the World War Did for Music in Europe (interview with Granville Bantock)

Mistaken Idea

Amaryllis and Louis XIII

Dr. Damrosch on Musical Tolerance

Night Before Christmas. A Musical Playlet

Let Us Give the Piece a Rub

Pencil

Story of Major Bowes and His Amateur Hour: A Million Dollar Idea Carried Out by a Million Dollar Personality

How to Make Money by Teaching the Piano, Part 3

Billings' Best

Old Familiar Carols Game

Music Is My Hobby!: The Engaging Story of How Successful Business and Professional Men and Women Avoid Life Monotony and Insure Against ...


Volume 56, Number 12 (December 1938), James Francis Cooke Dec 1938

Volume 56, Number 12 (December 1938), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Christmas Love (poem)

Her Christmas Piano

What Music Has Done for Me (interview with William Allen White)

Lessons with Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Piano Virtuoso and Conductor: An Apostle of Beauty in Piano Playing

Four Octave Practice Helps

Christmas in Many Lands: A Television Christmas Recital

Lady of the Court of Henry XV (portrait)

Threshold of Music: Natural Laws That Guide the Flow of Chords

What Now for Music Teachers? A Nationwide Symposium: Eminent Members of the Music Teachers' National Association, to be in Convention in Washington During the Present Month, Discuss an Important Subject in Advance

Overcoming a Musical Crisis

Let ...


Volume 55, Number 12 (December 1937), James Francis Cooke Dec 1937

Volume 55, Number 12 (December 1937), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Joy of Christmas Morning: A Merry Christmas to Etude Friends Everywhere!

Unseen Forces (interview with Charles R.Gay)

Christmas at Mrs. Santa Claus' Home: A Story Recital for Children

Memorybook Pages of a Musical Pilgrim: Presenting Messages and Music from Many States, Part 4: I Hear America Singing—Out West and Up North

Marimba Moves into the Parlor

Swing! Swing! Swing!: The Last Word in X Music

Musical Lure of the Ballet

Lessons from Beethoven's Sketch Book

Plea for the Real Debussy (interview with E. Robert Schmitz)

New Ideas on Octave Playing: A Fresh and Interesting Discussion

Musical Sandwich ...


Volume 54, Number 12 (December 1936), James Francis Cooke Dec 1936

Volume 54, Number 12 (December 1936), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Sentiment vs. Sentimentality: A Short History (1900-1936) of the Development of the Ability of the American Student to Express Himself through Music (interview with Rudolph Ganz)

Nativity: A Musical Pageant Arranged for High School Glee Clubs

Manager States His Case (interview with Lawrence Evans and Jack Salter)

Good Lesson Tree

For Scale Practice and Hand Position

From a One-Fingered Virtuoso

Musical Aeroplane Trip Around the World: Music Visits to Many Nations in Story Recital Form

Yuletide Carolles Olde and Newe: Often on Legends with a Whimsy Background

Fundamentals in Advertising

Reflections from a Busy Musical Life (interview with Alexander T ...


Volume 53, Number 12 (December 1935), James Francis Cooke Dec 1935

Volume 53, Number 12 (December 1935), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Let Nothing Discourage You (interview with Lotte Lehmann)

So, This is the Hurdy-Gurdy!

Bach Fugue Simplified

Soul-Light

Music: The Magic Carpet of Radio

Why Every Child Should Have a Musical Training

Where Does American Musical Composition Stand?

Fiddle Box of Memories (interview with Sam Franko)

Counting the Group

One Way to Enjoy Music

Music Teachers' National Association Convention of 1935

Music of the New Day (interview with Mana-Zucca)

Christmas Prayer

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Its Origin, History and Activities

How Famous Composers Break all the Rules (interview with William Strasser)

Voice of Experience Inspects the Hammond Organ

Honesty in Piano Study ...


Volume 52, Number 12 (December 1934), James Francis Cooke Dec 1934

Volume 52, Number 12 (December 1934), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Progress in Piano Playing and Teaching (interview with Ossip Gabrilowitsch)

Letting the Pupil Select the Music

How to Write a Good Musical Advertisement

Removing the Jounce

Famous German Musical Centers: Leipzig, Part 2

Schumann Discovers a Young Genius

Etude Music Study Expansion League: Great Revival of Interest in Practice

Santa Claus' Surprise Party

American Singer's Opportunities (interview with Gladys Swarthout)

Rhythmic Drawing

What is the Basis of the Piano Technic of Today: Great Pianists Give Important Opinions

Christmas Again

Vital First Year of Music Study: Selecting Right Materials for Children

How to Improve Mind and Muscle Coördination

Square Holes ...


Volume 51, Number 12 (December 1933), James Francis Cooke Dec 1933

Volume 51, Number 12 (December 1933), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Christmas Crusade: The Parable of a King and a Mendicant

Spirit of Christmas in Music: Musical Lore of Noeltide from Many Lands

Music for Christmas

Perfect Practice Hour

Little Visit to European Musical Shrines: Vienna Capital of Music

Creating the Music Habit with Children (interview with Ernest Schelling)

When Handel's Messiah was First Given

What Could be Righted in Opera

Candle Light Christmas Mystery: The Music Selected and Arranged from Masters of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Four Hands that Play as Two (interview with Josef Lhévinne and Rosina Lhévinne)

What I Have Learned as an Accompanist

Glance Behind ...


Volume 50, Number 12 (December 1932), James Francis Cooke Dec 1932

Volume 50, Number 12 (December 1932), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

What Does Christmas Music Mean to You?

Visit with Belgium's Musical Queen

Master Lesson on the Carnaval, Op. 9 of Robert Schumann, Part 2

Art of Singing (interview with Benjamin Gigli)

Use of Reward Cards, The

Man who Wrote Silent Night

Music Teachers' National Association Annual Meeting

Relaxing of Tight Wrists

Musical Pepper Box

For Stiff Hands

Chant d'un Voyageur: Capital of the Kingdom of Music

Art of Copying Music

How I Live and Work (interview with Menuhin Yehudi)

My Piano: An Appreciation

Stories of Famous Concert Songs: Mana-Zucca's Own Story of I Love Life (interview with ...


Volume 49, Number 12 (December 1931), James Francis Cooke Dec 1931

Volume 49, Number 12 (December 1931), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

George Bernard Shaw Talks on Modern Music: Europe's Most Famous Writer and Music Critic Discusses Many Interesting Things in the Shavian Fashion

How Well Do You Know Your MacDowell?

Humorous Situations in Wagner Music Drama Performances

Music Teachers National Association

Musical Jargon of the Radio Clarified: A Popular Interpretation of Technical Terms Heard Daily Over the Radio, Part 18

Visit to Musical Oxford

Impression by Repetition

Christmas Eve in Bach's Church

Sparks from the Musical Anvil

Very First Lessons at the Keyboard

Message of Music

Requirements of the Radio Singer

Unusual Crayon Portrait of Brahms

Brahms as I ...


Volume 48, Number 12 (December 1930), James Francis Cooke Dec 1930

Volume 48, Number 12 (December 1930), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Symphony of Christmas

Why I Prefer Concert to Opera (interview with Amelita Galli-Curci)

Reflections on Piano Playing

Miscellaneous Teaching Hints

Toward Facility

Buying Instruments for the Toy Orchestra

Music and Music Study in the Startling Seventies

What Piano Study Will Do for Children

Every Gentleman was a Musician Then: A Glance into the Delightful Musical Atmosphere of the Days of Samuel Pepys in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Musical Jargon of the Radio Clarified: A Popular Interpretation of Technical Terms Which are Heard Daily Over the Radio, Part 3

Critica Digest of Music and Masters of Music, Part 2

Keep ...


Volume 47, Number 12 (December 1929), James Francis Cooke Dec 1929

Volume 47, Number 12 (December 1929), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Romance of the Christmas Carol

Music, Munich and the Mad King, Part 1

Pedagogic Principles of Piano Playing: As Prepared for the Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris

Decade of The Six: Based on an Interview with the Distinguished French Composer, Arthur Honegger, One of The Six

Secrets of a Master Technic

Self-Study in Music

Changes in Piano Teaching in Fifty Years

Getting Correct Hand Position

To Overcome Poor Fingering

Lure of Japanese Music, Part 1

Are You Making Your Scales Real Ladders to Success: A Review of Common-sense Pedagogical Procedure for Intermediate Students and Some Novel Suggestions for Advanced ...


Volume 46, Number 12 (December 1928), James Francis Cooke Dec 1928

Volume 46, Number 12 (December 1928), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Don't Make Counting a Bugbear

Tuning Forks and Canary Birds

Question and Answer Department

Music of Christmas Dawn

World's Tribute to Franz Schubert (pictures)

World Bows in Homage of Franz Schubert: A Graphic Word Picture of the Great Schubert Festival at Vienna

Studio Slogan

Essence of Opera or Almanzor and Imogen, An Opera in Three Acts

How to Play Repeats

Musicians—Painting

Why a Conductor?: Some Hints to the Layman

Teaching the Triads

Style in Singing

Master Themes the World Loves Best

Evolution of Piano Playing and Virtuosity, Part 6

Maintaining Concentration in Practice

Milan, the Shrine of ...


Volume 45, Number 12 (December 1927), James Francis Cooke Dec 1927

Volume 45, Number 12 (December 1927), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Sharps and Flats

On Extemporization

How One Community Solved the Recital Problem

Do Your Fingers Kick Out?

Overcoming Indifference

Christmas Everywhere

Seven Reasons Why You or Members of Your Family Should NOT Study the Piano

César Franck Violin Sonata (painting)

Dissonances and Un-Dissonances: A Chapter Dealing with Euphonious and Cacophanous Tone Groupings

Music That is in Every Man (interview with Roxy)

Potential Sound Always Present

Rut of Separate Hand Practice

Things That Lend Brilliance to Piano Playing

Haunts of Great Masters in Vienna (etchings)

Pelicans and the Piano: A New Revelation of the Significance of Practical Musical Training

Roads to ...


Volume 44, Number 12 (December 1926), James Francis Cooke Dec 1926

Volume 44, Number 12 (December 1926), James Francis Cooke

The Etude Magazine: 1883-1957

Art of Clarity in Pianoforte Playing (interview with Harold Samuel)

Teaching the Adult Beginner

Counting for Balky Pupils

How to Teach the Notes on the Grand Staff Beginning with Middle C

Don't Hurry! The Tortoise Won

Music-Sharing Plan

Leschetizky Memorial Dedicated

Interesting Ways of Giving Harmony Examination

How Kullak Taught Octaves

When to Practice Each Hand Alone

Practice Audiences

Good Equipment Necessary for Good Instruction

Schubert the Modernist

Young Student's Measure

Relative Minors

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas and How to Play Them

Musical Postcards

Schubertiana

Character Study of George Frederic Handel

Last Lesson First

Golden Age of Music ...