Hey everyone. I was learning accents playing at 120 BPM quarter notes with my left. Initially I coudnt play for longer duration as my thumb started to pain a bit. Then I relaized that I was holding the stick too tight. After losening the grip I realised that except my grip(index and thumb), other fingers where not absorbing the shock of the accents . Now I have incorporated even that too(just like my right hand). I am getting better control of it. Am I doing it correctly. I don't want to damage my fingers.