I am wondering if some of you experienced players can offer up some advice on playing "cleaner", especially with scales, etc. I am a newer player and progressing nicely but I am trying to develop a solid method of fretting notes where I don't always depress the next string(and create unwanted noise) as I am moving through scales. I know that most likely time and practice will help me improve on this, but any other ideas? One teacher I saw the first week I picked up a bass said that in order to be a great bass player you need to have LH in a "Claw" and depress notes with extreme fingertips only. I am trying to do this but it feels unnatural and caused LH pain after awhile. Any thoughts?