honestly, don't force yourself to do anything like "one finger to a string", just play how it comes natural. i mainly use my first two fingers for every string, but for fast string-hopping stuff or triplets i bring in my third finger.
Does your hand roughly resemble a handshake? It should.
~~~~~~~~~~ As for popping, its in your wrist. Its a bit like your having a wank.l
Your hand should look like a thumbs up, but with your fingers about half-way into your palm instead of all the way in, touching your palm.
hit your thumb down onto your desk. with the side of your thumb down on the desk, the rest of your fingers should be a few cm off the desk, and then scratch the desk with your middle finger and then pull your thumb off by rotating your wrist while you're following through with the scratch, just hit your thumb then scratch the desk hit your thumb. thats the basic movement of slapping and popping. just do that slowly until you can speed it up, then apply it to the bass.
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I had a dream, that I was sitting on a bus, and the bus pulled up to the bus stop, and Triple H (the wrestler) was there, with a broken leg. He muttered something about the music on the bus being crap (music on buses doesn't exist in australia, not sure about usa)
I got up, walked to the door, looked outside and said "You're just jealous cause your music is ****." he was pretty pissed, but then i decided to imitate a macho man while screaming ITS ALL ABOUT THE GAME, AND HOW YOU PLAY IT, ITS ALL ABOUT CONTROL AND IF YOU CAN TAKE IT!!!
then I imitated him being angry, and he was doing the popeye steam out the ears thing with a red face, and the bus drove off.. I lol'd and sat back and listened to my ipod...Then the bus pulled up to the next stop..and he was there again, and he got on the bus
he was really pissed off, grunting and looking around the bus, and I was ****ting myself, hiding behind a seat, hoping he didnt see me.. He looked around for a bit and he didn't see me, and then he punched the stop button so hard the pole it was on turned from | to >, and he got off the bus, and then my friend and his girlfriend got on and i said "o hai".