#1
I've been playing a lot of stuff that often requires you to bar with your index finger lately. In the last two days I've been playing this kind of music for about 4 hours a day and I've noticed that my index knuckle is sore as hell, while all my other fingers are fine.

Is this normal? Should I just keep playing or is that bad?
#2
Hey. If you're not used to playing like that then you are likely to develop an over-use injury which coud really mess up your playing. I'd say relax a little - it shouldn't hurt when you play. Maybe cut that back to say an hour a day over 2 sessions just to make sure you don't do damage.

Hope that helps.

Cheers
#3
Hmm, thanks. I guess I'll just spread out my playing time instead of playing in one long block.
#5
If you really want to carry on playing the barre chords, then to ease the strain use your thumb on the bass and play it like you were taught your first F (well for me anyway). Barre the E and B with your Index.

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