In order to read and play in Position VI, first learn new notes at fret IX which are accessed by finger 4.
Practice saying and playing these in the following simple exercise:
The diagram to the right shows all the natural notes in Position VI which are accessed by the L.H. fingerings: 1 on VI, 2 on VII 3 o VIII, and 4 on IX (notice that only F on (2) is played with 1). To help you learn this template, the following exercises begin one string at a time and then proceed to groups of strings. For one-string exercises, the fingering “0” indicates the string is played open. For group-string exercises, no open strings are used.
Work as slow as you need, first visualizing, then playing and saying. When you feel secure, return to p.156 in the book to apply your understanding of Position VI to scales, arpeggios, and Inventions.