Watch the Smaller Chords online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 3: Tools & Techniques
Sometimes a song or a chord progression calls for something different. Maybe instead of full open or barre chords, all you need to play is just small parts of chords. This can make your rhythm part more of a focused sound and much more of a "part" instead of a complete ensemble! So find your part and then get creative with how best to play it so it helps the song sound it's best.