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Posted by Paige on December 28, 1999 at 18:19:54:
In Reply to: Re: Listen to Carol... she makes a good point! posted by Ben Luttermoser on December 28, 1999 at 10:59:05:
: Wow! This is valueable info! Does it matter if your hands are bigger? I have had pain in my left hand before, but after one of my teachers showed some ways to relax while I was playing( and stay that way), I haven't had any more trouble. I even strectch my index finger down a fret! Should I be worried about potential damage a few years down the road? What should I tell my students?
I would E-mail Carol. SHe is a neat lady and will get back to you fairly quickly.
Personally, I think it is very important. From what I understand the damage to your left hand can be pretty substantial. Apparently it has to do with the fact that the pinky and ring finger share a tendon, and the ungodly stretching of the pinky away from the ring finger on the nut end of the bass is very unhealthy. But please ask Carol.
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