I was wondering how rigidly you guys use "the rules" when playing octaves on the db. I find, especially as I "get better" (I think I am) on the DB, I have been playing octaves more like I would on a bass guitar - ie not transferring all my fingers from say the A string to the G string to hit the octave of a note, especially if the line is composed of a series of quick octaves. Does this make sense? In other words, not using Simandl type fingering to anchor the string behind the pinky when I go to the high note. It makes for more required focus on intonation, but speedier execution and better sounding results. Or am I ingraining a "bad" habit? Mingus did a lot of those octaves, and I have a feeling he did it the way I am describing because you can hear him slide the octaves around and he's actually a bit out of tune on them sometimes. I guess I am not asking so much "what is right" as I am asking how everyone else does it and why. thanks in advance - I stopped practicing for 5 mins specifically to ask this question!