#1
Is there a proper way to mute strings when there's a rest/staccato? I noticed that I get a squeak or I hear my fingers slide more often than not. Or is it something that I have to trial and error with until I get it properly?

I guess what I'm doing now is lifting the fretting hand while simultaneously muting with my picking hand, but keeping my fingers over the notes.
#2
Sounds right to me. Just keep practicing it, it's tough to get notes to "clamp shut" at volume. Keep at it and you'll get it.
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