Hi, I am new to bass and this forum and wanted to introduce myself. I have previously played guitar, drums and some keyboard; now I am learning the bass. Bass is easier for me to handle physically now due to an injury I suffered to my right arm. The funny thing is I think I enjoy bass a lot more than I ever enjoyed guitar, and I have only been playing bass for a few weeks . As far as style, I am currently learning from rock, punk and reggae cds and someday I want to learn jazz (if mid-30s isn't too old to learn jazz). Too bad I didn't discover bass when I was a little younger. Anyway, enough about me, on to my technique question. What is the proper right hand technique for plucking the strings? Having previously played some classical guitar, I am used to the "free" stroke alternating the index and middle fingers. My fingers stay bent somewhere around 90 degrees when I play. Am I doing anything wrong? Is there a "correct" right hand position for the hand and fingers? Also, sometimes I catch myself anchoring my thumb on the top of my neck pickup as I am playing. This gives me more speed, but I am wondering... is it a bad habit that I need to correct? Or is anchoring okay? Any help is greatly appreciated as I do not have access to an instructor right now.