Been playing bass on and off again for several years, cover bands, picking out parts from records ect... Decided about 3 months ago to get really serious and have made some great gains. One question I have that I feel may help many is the fretboard hand postion. There are a lot of diffrent approaches but I really want one that will allow me the freedom to move all over the fretboard. Five areas that should be answered: 1. Hand and thumb posistion in the first position of fretboard 2. As you move up fretboard what should happen to hand and thumb. 3. Elbow and forearm postion 4. What should we expect when creating good habits and changing bad habits. ie.. Pain 5. Stretching and exercises to aid concept. The focus here is to assist other in great technique and avoid injury. Please post with great care.