So I'm committed to teach myself bass guitar. I'm in a band and I feel I need to start pulling my weight. So I have a few technical/nitty-gritty questions about bass guitar. 1) When playing finger-style, what percentage of the pluck should be up towards me (parallel to the body of the guitar) or perpendicular to the body? 2) When playing finger style, should I rely more on the volume of the amp to be heard, or should I try punctuating (plucking more forcefully) each note individually to get the sound to come out? 3) Should my right forearm be sitting on the edge of the body? Currently, I play with my wrist loosely bent at a comfortable angle. Should there be no angle at all? 4) My action is kind of high. Should I consider lowering it? or should I leave it high to build up muscle? being relatively new to the instrument and all. 5) My fretting hand (left) gets cramped easily, would this be related to the height of the action? or am I wearing the guitar too high/low? You guys don't have to answer all the questions. Any comments are appreciated. Thank you.