Index finger plays 2nd fret 1st string. Then ring finger plays 3rd fret 1st string, requiring a position change. -> Is this an error or is there a reason to shift to 1st position here? The next note - 3rd fret 2nd string - then requires another position shift for your middle finger to play it. The next fretted note requires another shift to third position. This entire sequence could be played from 2nd position.
Has anyone else noticed these odd fingerings? I though that generally one should stay in the same position unless you need to shift, and that then you would stay in the new position until the music requires you to shift to a new position. Is this true?