I got my first bass lesson today, and my teacher was all telling me to keep it behind the fretboard and always have it pointed straight. He said to not ever put it on top of the fretting board? Uhh, why can't I put on the fretboard? Is there any advantages to keeping it back there? To me, it's just harder.. And also, he said to not move my fingers so much aroudn which is also hard. I usually recoil my finger back up after I squeeze the fret down, but he says to keep my fingers closest to the strings as I can without bouncing them around. Is this good or bad, once again it is just harder and unatural for me to do :/ Yes, I am a newbie.