Watch the The Chord Pluck Technique online guitar lesson by Ben Lacy from Two-Hand Groove Guitar

Our first approach to adding chords is assigning 3 fingers to 3 strings and plucking them at the same time. Keep a nice compact motion.

Here I'm letting the bass line ring out and the chords are staccato, sort of abrupt. Very funky!

The thumb goes down while the fingers come up into the hand. Here's your chance to think like a guitar player, locking in with the bass and drummer, and adding a strong backbeat to the mix.