Introduction to Position IX

Rondo on p. 252 has one brief passage in Position X which is really part of five-fret scale form from Position IX.   To understnd, first learn new notes at fret XII which are accessed by your 4th finger.  Like the V and X fret notes, these are all natural (and all are an octave higher than open strings).

Practice saying and playing:

The diagram to the right shows all the natural notes in Position IX.  All five major scale forms in standard guitar keys (C, G, D, A, E major) are available  in this position   A free .48-page .pdf supplement that includes prep—scales, triads, and scale challenges—plus 14 inventions and audio is available at the Book III Online Media.