Lynn, not sure if I am going to explain this well but I will give it a shot.. I know that many players are believers in the method of keeping all the fingers down on the left hand and not letting the trailing fingers dangle about... How does this apply when playing across the strings? say on the A string I play the notes Bb and B in half position with the 1st and 2nd finger and the next note I am supposed to play is an F on the D string. Would I keep my fingers down over the Bb and B on the a string while playing the F or would I move all of my fingers down to the d string (thus covering Eb and E). Not sure if I explained this clearly, but if you can help me that would be great! Thanks By the way I have started taking lessons twice a month from Craig Butterfield at the University of South Carolina and he highly sings your praises and has me reading out of your book on jazz solos to get my reading chops up!!! Thanks again Lynn.