I always subscribed to the one-finger-per-fret technique, but now am getting a lot of advice that especially at the nut end it's ok to use four fingers on three frets, which might make sense for my fairly small hands. Which finger do I use on the middle fret, then, though? Soloing: How do you guys build your solos? What thoughts do you bring to it? I'm okay, but I'd like to improve. What's your most useful thoughts on soloing? Play a ton, and struggling with carpal tunnel issues in left hand. What's helped you? What's the single best thing you ever did to improve your groove playing? What approach do you take to interfacing with your drummer, beyond putting the root on the kick more or less? I really ought to split these up into seperate threads, and might, but I've looked around here a lot today and didn't see these things come up. Thanks!