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All I know is everybody likely experienced sore finger holding bar chords (5ths) or major minor bar chords ..but even more difficult as I am always finding out is practicing and learning new jazz chord shapes (the difficult ones) outside of the standard 7th chord shapes..
they can and will take a toll on your fret fingers haha
my own experience when feeling finger fatigue from stretching bridging these difficult chord shapes is tip#1) Rest if feeling sore fingers..give it a rest for a few days.. or until your fingers feel better
2) finger stretching using your other hand (massaging the fingers is good practice too anytime before during and after a hard practice
3) learning difficult chord shapes takes time to get more comfortable .. a good tip is to play the chord in an arpeggio approach,.. this will relieve tension stress on the fret fingers as you practice muscle memorizing the tune
4) Never give up because with no pain there is no gain with learning the difficult jazz chords on the fret board.
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