Watch the Picking Pretty online guitar lesson by Jeff Scheetz from Jump Start Rock Guitar

Sometimes instead of just strumming a chord, we use individual note picking to get our point across. When you are playing the notes of a chord one at a time, it is called an "Arpeggio", or sometimes you will have someone tell you to "Arpeggiate the chord" - that just means play through it one note at a time instead of strumming them all. This is a good lick to get your single note picking up to speed - start slowly at first and then gradually build up your speed until you can play along with the song.