Gaylord YOST in his forward to 'Mastery of the Finger-board' says:
"........Practically all of the curriculi still persist in persuing the study of etudes which are neither designed for musical or technical growth but more often merely as a means of consuming time. The study of most of these antiquated etudes is a sheer waste of time and with the exception of a few be abandoned. It is rather singular that the mastery of the finger board has been so haphazardly outlined in the past and it is to be wondered at that so many accomplished violinists have been produced with such faulty methods ."
Anyone like to comment on this? What would the antiquated etudes be? (Not sure when Yost wrote this...)
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