I would like to know if there are (I'm sure there are, at least at DB business) any general principles on how to finger (LH) a piece of music. I mean things like, wether to use open strings or fretted strings,using the same string v. adjacent string, which position to use, should I go upwards or downwords, using same finger or another finger etc. The aim is, of course, to find a smooth, working fingering. What to prefer and what to avoid. (this of course, has to do with the sound as well, but that's not my point now) Why I'm asking this is that I've been fingering a couple of bass lines. In a way it is, of course, interesting to test different fingerings, and very rewarding when you manage to find one that works. But also time consuming. So, I believe that some knowledge of general principles could be of help. Thanks!