Hello, I recently started learning to play bass last year. It's my first instrument, and I've been going through the Hal Leonard Bass Method book to learn. I don't have a teacher because I'm currently living in a small city in Japan, and I don't know if I would be able to find a teacher (it's mostly old people here!), much less fully understand them. Anyway, between the book and a plethora of online videos and resources, I've been able to get most of my questions answered. However, I've been having a hard time playing rest notes recently, specifically when they are placed between notes played on an open string. This is especially the case for the higher strings. Do you have any tips for this? Which hand should I be using to mute the string for this? Any tips you can give me on playing rest notes or just muting open strings in general would be much appreciated.