D’Addario reckons it’s cracked the code for improved fretting hand strength with its new Dexterity Bands

D'Addario Dexterity Bands
(Image credit: D'Addario)

For beginners and seasoned players alike, long bouts of guitar playing can lead to fretting fatigue. In other words, play an electric guitar, acoustic guitar or bass guitar for too long, and your hands will get tired.

Naturally, the more experienced a player you are, the longer you can go without facing too many issues, but improving finger stamina and strength – as well as suitably warming up prior to playing – are key elements to improving as a guitarist.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.