Barry wrote: When playing, my bag rests in the crook of my elbow and 2/3 to 3/4 of my forearm is not in contact with the bag.
I do agree that the forearm shouldn't be used as the main pressure source on the bag. Get it well oxtered and the upper arm will apply most of the pressure almost by default. As for taking the forearm out of contact with the bag in the way suggested, none of the top flight players appear use that degree of non-contact. By all means get the upper arm to do the lion's share of pressing but please don't conclude that 2/3 to3/4 of the forearm can't be in bag contact. As long as the left wrist is well free of the bag things will be fine. Cheers Anthony -- To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html