Finger Muscle or is it?

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This has got me thinking

I went for my lesson straight from work last week. I usually keep my finger strengthener in my pocket, its become a bit of an habbit now, always pressing away whenever i get chance.

Anyhow, i showed it to my teacher and his fingers seemed to be not quite as strong as mine. So would i be right in thinking its more a case of strengthening and stretching the tendons and not actual muscle strength in the fingers that's required?

Just a thought

(ready to be shot down)
 
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happyrat1

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IMHO it seems to me it's a matter of strength and dexterity. Those would be the key factors involved. As well as trained muscle memory for runs and arpeggios.

Gary ;)
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The fingers dont have any muscle of their own. They have tendens that join to hand muscles. From a pure medical POV, its not about strength at all - its about dexterity.
 

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But those tendons are useless without the muscles and the muscle control they are attached to.

So technically it's about hand strength and dexterity but either way tomato tomahto... :p

Gary ;)
 

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You can have weakness in the fingers yet strong healthy muscles in the arms and wrists.
That is me!
That is why I couldn't play guitar. Needs finger strength to wrap around the fret bar. Playing keyboard requires finger movement of a different and more simple action .
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