I am learning the song “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desirings.”
On bar 7 and 24 of the sheet music there is a 5 with a circle around it. Is that notation signaling that the note should be played on the 5th fret? Or does it mean something else?
On bars 8, 18 and 19 the is a Roman numeral 3 with under scores following it (III _ _ _ ...). What does that mean?
With kind regards,
You are correct. The 5 means to play on the 5th string.
The Roman numeral iii tells you to play in the third position. In this case bar the 3rd fret and play the remaining notes as fingered
Hope this helps.