Hello, I've been playing for around 20 years as a complete amateur. I'm not bad, but I am self taught. My style is probably somewhere between Steve Harris, Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler and Jah Wobble, and I like a variety of styles of music. However I have never really found a reliable right hand fingerstyle technique to learn from (all the above are, afaik, self taught). I've been trying to improve it recently, but there are many different methods and I can't decide which is right for me. Generally I play with two fingers resting alternately on pickup (my bass guitar isn't very good and it has only one pickup in the middle, occasionally i use the edge of the neck) and A string. This I gather is pretty conventional. My weaknesses are string skipping and open string/muting (particularly when coming down the strings where it's not easy to use the left hand to mute them). I'm pretty good with ghost notes, but muting unused/open strings is difficult and I don't have a reliable technique other than to combien both hands probably not very effectively. If you take a riff, like Geddy plays near the end of Cygnus X1, where he plays an octave open E-2nd fret D and then slides that up two frets (F# to 4th fret D) I struggle. What I'm looking for are some exercises to tighten that up. I've tried the floating thumb and that doesn't seem efficient (though I could be doing it wrong) because as you move across the strings you have to release your thumb and move it up and over the string to the one required as you play. It also doesn't seem to really address the kind of octave string skipping shown above. I have never got along with the 3rd and 4th finger string muting (Jaco does it in his video which is where I saw it done years ago, I've never mastered it) because it feels very uncomfortable and my fingers don't seem to lay naturally on the strings as required: my hand arches a bit too much for that to work. Thanks for your time.