Hi there, (new here :]) I’ve been playing bass guitar for a few years now and I have a one-on-one teacher. I’ve only recently realised that the way I use my fretting hand might not be correct, but my teacher has never said anything to correct it so I don’t know if it actually even is a problem like some online sources say it is. I have relatively small hands (but not abnormally small), so I often press down on the strings with more the pads of my fingers than the tips. The callus-y skin on my index finger has actually formed on the side of my finger, not straight on. I also occasionally use my distal joints and other parts of my fingers to press down in the more fast-paced songs. It doesn’t sound wrong when I’m playing and feels natural and comfortable, but I’m wondering if playing like this will potentially bite me in the a*s down the line. Are there any real problems associated with this kind of technique? I do also use the tips of my fingers but not predominantly; I kind of switch without thought between the pads, the tips, joints, etcetera depending on what I’m playing.