A chord is made up of three notes or more that sound at the same time. These chords are just three note combinations played on the first three strings. Most of these chords only require one or two fingers on the fretboard. These kinds of chords are easier to play by plucking instead of strumming. This is because with strumming it is hard to control which strings your fingers hit. But with ‘plucking,’ each finder is assigned to one string–so its is harder to hit the wrong note.
Lesson Transcription Courtesy of Brian Vanderheul: