Hi Chu Bun:Chu Bun wrote:Jose,
The "II" refers to the position of the left hand and not the fingering. At that marking, you need to move your left hand up a fret or so (by repositioning your thumb behind the neck), so your pinky can comfortably hit the high A note. At the beginning, my LH thumb is between the 1st and 2nd frets (my "I" position). At that marking, I'll move my thumb to between the 2nd and 3rd fret (my "II" position), then move it back to "I" position after hitting the G note.
I see now that we were referring to different "two" symbols, but it's now clear. To be honest, I had not noticed the "II" symbol related to the LH position, which is really helpful to avoid mistakes like the one I had.Chu Bun wrote:A number, for example number one, when written in different ways has different meaning
1: index finger on the LH (or RH if for lefty like the professor)
①: the first string (high E)
I: fret where "1" finger makes a barre.
At the II position, the "1" finger would make a bar on the 2nd fret. So the "2" would naturally falls on the 3rd fret, or G on ①.