1 In the playing of str. instr., term used for specifying the moving of left hand up or down the finger‐board so that the fingers may produce different sets of notes, e.g. first position, ‘nearest the pegs’, 2nd etc. progressively further from pegs.
2 How far the slide should be pushed out in tb. playing (first position is least extended).
3 Lay‐out of a chord in harmony to determine which note comes at the bottom, so that one speaks of a chord in ‘root position’.