Been transcribing Flea's part to Can't Stop and the third and fourth measures have octave licks that are a little tricky to play at tempo. Each character accounts for a sixteenth note, with the - as a placeholder. I'm playing B on the E string and b on the D string. The iii is raked and the x is a kill note on the A string. B-b-b-B-BbBbbxB-C-cc-C-c <fill> i m m i imimiii i mm i m ... i m i m imimiii m im i m ... The corresponding two main rh fingering options are above. The first basically dedicates i to the E string and m to the D string. At slow tempos, this works fine. However, using m for adjacent sixteenth notes makes playing this smoothly at fast tempos problematic. The second is what I have been practicing as it seems like the correct fingering to be able to play these octave licks comfortably at speed. However, it feels awkward to me. My 'i' wants to play lower (pitched) strings than my 'm', and this fingering is mostly the reverse of this. Am I right that option 2 is the correct RH technique? And does this generalize to cover most octave licks? I.e. Learn to use m or i interchangeably to play the lower note in octave licks so that you can maintain your i/m alternation regardless of how the low and high notes in an octave lick are interleaved.