Ok, I've got apretty good picking speed down but the problem is my wrist and forearm are dead tired halfway through a fast song. I've noticed some bassists... mainly pop punk bassists like my boy Mark Hoppus . Pick from their elbow pretty often. However when I attempt this on any string but the E I am hitting mroe strings than I need to be. Is picking from the elbow about 1) Left hand muting 2) right hand muting 3) angle of attack(just miss the strings above) 4) I have no idea! But do you? I try to mute, but with that much force going down on the string it doesnt do much good. Or do I just suck? Thanks Mike.