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#1
Hi,

I have a sheet music, and I don't understand a specific notation/symbol on it.. maybe someone here has encountered it before and could shed some light.

I'm talking about the
" II --------- "
" III -------- "
parts.

I know that usually there will be a part like " I ------ " which should be played first time around, and then when you repeat and reach the same part a second time, you play the part noted as " II --------- " etc.
But here first of all there's no " I ------ " (first time), and besides - there's no repeating - the whole thing is played once from beginning to end and that's it.
If someone could help me with these parts I would really appreciate it - I can simply disregard them, but it really interests me.

Thanks!
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#2
do you have a picture or anything? i'm not sure exactly what you're referring to going off only that
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Yeah I'm currently learning to read sheet and I have no idea what you are referring to.
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#5
Volta brackets?



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EDIT: Oh, I see that it isn't this. So I'm even more confused. It sounds like there are no repeats.
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#6
^ that's exactly what he just said it wasn't
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Are you referring to lyrical verse indications? If so, I'd assume it to mean that the first "verse" is instrumental and the lyrics aren't sung until the second time through.
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That's indicating the string you play that line on.

EADGBE is VI V IV III II I

NO!

The roman numerals above the staff in guitar notation indication Position - basically the lowest fret your fingers will play in the phrase under the bar. You see it most often when a piece includes a lot of barre chords (look at som Villa-Lobos Etudes).

That first indication for Position II is there because you're hanging on to that F# in the bass, which is on the 2nd fret. Near the end you see an indication for Position III because you'll hit frets 7, 5, and 3 for that descending G A B line.

You were sort of correct: they were position indications, just not for barres. Use the prescribed fingerings (C on 5th fret Gstring) and the positions will make perfect sense.
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whoa i thought you were trolling honestly ^
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It's just been forever since I've seen or thought about position markings on a score, I never look at arrangements like that, or guitar music in general. And in real string music that would be an indication of which string to play it on.

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And in real string music that would be an indication of which string to play it on.

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