I am getting a electric upright and as I was reading up on fretting technique, I read that you need to fret with your fingers standing up, (perpendicular) instead of laying them down. I guess it's pressing with the tip vs pressing with the pad of the fingers. I have heard that classical guitar players do this and I tried this with my fretless guitar this morning. It's a little more difficult but it isn't undoable. The funny part is that it does sound different. Especially when you slide. It's almost as if there is less mwah when I stand them up. Is this technique a must for electric bass playing? Why do upright players do this? Is this a superior way of playing? Is this desirable for fretless? Why isn't fretting technique discussed my on youtube or talkbass, is it a minor issue becuase we're "supposed" to fret with our pads? Thanks for all information in advance.