In this tutorial we'll explore all the great sounds you can get when you take any of our open chords and play the notes of that chord one at a time. The technical term for a chord, where the notes are played one at a time is arpeggio and when we use it as a verb we call it arpeggiation.
It's an extremely common technique on both acoustic and electric guitar, and it's a wonderful sound. Keep in mind that this is another technique that requires a lot of picking hand precision and while you're working on it you're bound to mess it up a lot. So if you're the perfectionist type, make sure you don't let that frustrate you. It's all part of the process, and it usually doesn't even sound bad when it happens.