Hey wasup, Hello everyone I have a really big concern. I was practicing finger independence on Sunday and Monday, and I'm worried that I'm hurting myself, let me tell you how I practice it. I sit in my chair, and lay my arms on the desk, palms facing down. Then with my right hand, I try to lift each one of my fingers independently. First I do my index, I raise it slowly brining it up as high as I can, then I hold it for 5 seconds and let it down. I do this about 7 times. After that, I take my index and try to move it to the left as far as I can without my other fingers moving. I hold it their for 5 seconds and release it back to its original position. I do this about 6 times. I repeat this procedure except this time I move my index as far to the right as I can. I then do this exercise with all of my fingers on my right hand. I did this exercise on Sunday until I was satisified, and it turns out I had been doin it for an hour and 30 minutes!!! I felt the muscle on the underside of my right forearm, and it was really tense. It took my muscle like 5 hours to get back to normal. I did feel a better sense of control over my fingers though. On Monday, I did the same exercise expect this time, I did it for 45 minutes. 3 hours after that I went to the mall to go shopping for shoes. The underside of my forearm was still tense, but the place where your hand ends and your forearm begins hurt a little. It's that place where you can bend your hand. It hurt man, it really did. I was afraid I'd get carpel tunnel syndrome, so I stopped, and decided to ask you guys what you think. I mean I know when my body says "stop it!" What do you guys think? Sincerely, -Greg P "reel big bassist" P.S. do you know of any other exercises I can do to gain better finger control? I really apprecite this you guys, thanks.