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Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Seven, Rests & Position II

Published: 19 Feb 2014 Updated: 19 Feb 2014Visits: 33Code: UKEREAD1S-7

Topic: Reading ukulele Subjects: Reading Intermediate Advanced Positions

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Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Seven, Rests & Position II

Lesson seven covers reading in position II.

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After spending time on open and first position, we're ready to move into the second position. The second position is defined as the notes on frets 2, 3, 4 and 5 on all four strings.

The first finger will play notes in fret 2. The second finger will play notes in fret 3. The third finger will play notes in fret 4 and the fourth finger will play notes in fret 5.

The second position is a natural position for the key of C Major and G Major as well as their two relative minor keys, A Minor and E Minor .

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