In order to read and play in Position VII, first learn new notes at fret X which are accessed by your finger 4. Like the V fret notes, these are all natural.
Practice saying and playing these in the following simple exercise:
The diagram to the right shows all the natural notes in Position VII which are accessed by the L.H. fingerings: 1 on VII, 2 on VIII, 3 o IX, and 4 on X. 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.172 in the book to apply your understanding of Position VII to scales, arpeggios, and Inventions.
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