The Positions of the Guitar
The positions of the guitar are numbered in similar fashion to other stringed
instruments. In the first position, the left hand is in place to reach the first
four frets on all strings. Similarly, in the fifth position the first finger would
play at the fifth fret, and the notes of the fifth position would be frets five
through eight on all strings.
So far we have mostly used notes in the first or second positions. Now it is
time to learn some new notes and adventure further up the fingerboard.