Errors & omissions
As every reader knows, all books contain errors
of one kind or another - be they grammatical errors, spelling mistakes
or misprints. In most cases these errors are insignificant or even amusing,
and some have even made it into realms of folklore. Who can forget the
immortal "Franky my dear, I don't gibber. Dang!", the surreal
"Come up and sell me some lime" and the bizarre "Budgies?
Budgies? We don' need no steenkin' budgies!".
The current issue is the 2015 reprint edition. Despite the grand
name, it's exactly the same as the previous 5th printing of the
first edition. All of the typos/misprints from the previous editions
have been corrected.
If you find any typos that aren't already documented here, please feel
free to drop me a line with the details.
First Edition, Fourth Printing/Fifth Printing/2015
reprint (current issue)
No known errors
First Edition, Second Printing (out of print)
Page 7 - Right column, end of 1st paragraph, should read
"...and that's what every saxophone player wants."
Page 39 - GLUE SECTION, 1st paragraph, should read "A
suitable glue is required for cork and felt work..."
First Edition, First Printing (out of print)
Page 9 - Photo caption should read Bauhaus M2 alto
Page 12 - Photo caption should read Selmer MK VI
Page 16 - Photo caption (right hand) should read Bauhaus-Walstein
Page 21 - Photo caption should read Bauhaus-Walstein M2 tenor
Page 25 Exploded photo: Caption for Top E (mid right of photo)
should read Top Eb
Page 28 - Paragraph "Arm" - final sentence has slipped onto
the top of page 29 - should read: Arm - an extension off the barrel.
Arms are named according to what's on the end of them, so an arm with
a cup at the end of it becomes a cup arm and one with a touchpiece is
a touchpiece arm. Arms that have nothing on them but connect with other
keys are called link arms.
Page 30 KEY GROUPS section, final paragraph, should read "The term
'side trills' refers to the Bb, C and E keys as operated by your right-hand
Page 32 - Final paragraph "Note how the rear of the tone hole lines
up with the straight green line..." refers to the first photo on
Page 108 Final paragraph, third sentence, should read "I've set
it slightly high because hand position is very important over the palm
keys, and in this case having the D set slightly high makes it easier
for me to roll on to the top Eb and F keys."
Page 115 Photo bottom right should accompany first paragraph text on
Page 117 - Final paragraph "affect a temporary repair" should be "effect
a temporary repair"
Page 162 PALM KEYS, should read "keys operated by the player's left-hand
palm and knuckles (top D, Eb and F)."
Page 162 SIDE TRILLS, should read "the Bb, C and E keys operated
by the player's right-hand forefinger knuckle."