Watch the Pop: Technique 4 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from RhythmCraft
I've written this musical example in the key of E major so that I can utilize the open B and E strings on my acoustic guitar. This is going to give the chords I've chosen a nice "open" sound which is what I'm looking for. Letting these two strings resonate with each of the chords is also going to give each chord a unique sonic color against the other tones AND a common thread between all of the chords as well. Very Nice!
Check out the fingerboard diagrams I've provided to get these shapes "down". You'll need to employ your little finger quite a bit to add the 2nd (9th) to these chords but it's well worth the effort.
Try and emulate my strumming technique in this example. I'm trying to be articulate and percussive all at once while playing some syncopated rhythmic phrases against the groove.