Often, when I'm trying to play a new simple song, I have a hard time figuring out when and into which position it makes most sense to shift. (I'm not playing past third position yet.)
The easy way out would be to ask my teacher, obviously; but I want to understand what the thought process is and/or what it takes to figure it out on my own.
Is there some sort of general layout to follow, with regards to fingerings for songs with certain key signatures or chords?
Or does it all just come with time and experience, which develops a natural familiarity with the positions and fingerboard? And if this is indeed so, what are some good exercises I can practice as a beginner that will lead me in the direction of becoming more knowledgeable with higher positions?
Thank you for your input and ideas.
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