- We apologise for the inelegant English style apparent in the FOREWORDS to Editions 1 to 5. Hopefully this improved after the learned musicophile John O'Hagan of Bray edited the text for the 5th Edition.
- On page 36, the paragraph before Ex. RK-2 reads: “In the following example, C.P.E. Bach skips finger 2 in order to avoid playing the sharp a'# with the thumb.”
It should read: “In the following example, finger 3 is followed by 1, skipping finger 2 in order to avoid playing the accidental a#' with the thumb.”
- On page 38, the paragraph before Ex. RX-1 reads: “In the examples below, in above some finger numbrers a letter (or number) in italics identifies the Rule applied. ... ”
It should read: “In the examples below, above some finger numbers, a letter or number in italics identifies the Rule applied. ... ”
- On page 52, Ex. LF-1, the key signature should include a B flat.
- On page 86, the 2nd paragraph reads “... . Unlike the rule for scales, specific for the 3rd finger, ...”
It should read: “... . Unlike the rule for scales, mainly meant for the 3rd finger, ... ".
- On page 91, footnote 123 reads: “... Château de Chenonceaux.” Actually Chenonceaux is the name of the nearby town: the name of the castle is Chenonceau, without the final “x”.