I played guitar for many many years, about three years ago started out on electric bass, and about a year ago got my upright. OK, now I finally know what I want to do with my life. I have been seriously in the woodshed, and it's coming along really nicely. I took some lessons for a while from a good teacher, but he wasn't into the music I like (Country and Bluegrass). So I've been working on my own. I didn't get to the point of playing very fast with my teacher, but now I can play a lot faster, and a lot of the records I practice to are very uptempo hot Bluegrass. On guitar and bass, I play with a pick and fingers, but I got the impression that I should be playing my upright bass with just my index finger. Is that how you really hot bass players play those scorching runs and solos? When I try it with just one finger, my whole arm seems to get into the act, it gets sloppy, and I can't keep up. Should I be starting to use two or three fingers on my upright? I watch the videos, but I can't see what's going on with the picking hand too well. I don't want to go off into a wrong direction. I'd like some feedback please.