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For this lesson we'll consider building hand, finger, and knuckle strength and how to discover just the right amount of effort needed to play a good chord, exploring the hazards of over-clenching versus underplaying.

Isometric action between thumb and fingers is needed to generate the strength needed without enlisting larger muscles of the left arm and side to do the work of the small muscles of the hand. Most people quickly start using too much muscle in hopes of mashing down a good chord. Relax and work to find just how much pressure you need to make a clean note/chord!
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