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pennywise
08-09-2004, 08:50 AM
I am currently using the book Guitar Hanon by MI press, and on top of the first bar of music there is a roman numeral or two. What does this mean? The first exercise in in C, it is an arp exercise and the roman numerals read "II or III".

Any ideas?

rmuscat
08-09-2004, 10:06 AM
i think that's the position number ... the position number is the fret number where your index finger stars from.

So example, given a middle C with position number 8 means you have to fret the 6th string fret 8 (index finger).

pennywise
08-09-2004, 03:43 PM
That makes sense for that example, I'll check with the other examples,

Thanks

pennywise
08-09-2004, 05:26 PM
Yep, checked with the other examples and it does seem to represent the starting position.

Ta,