Learning to play all open position chords and basic bar chords is a great accomplishment. Now, it’s time to break these large 6 string chords into smaller forms. In doing so, you increase your musical flexibility, reduce stress on your fretting hand, improve your fingerboard thinking, and open up your playing to all styles of music. Somewhere out there in a vast chordal universe, there is the right chord form that is perfect for the musical task you’ve been assigned. Learn orchestral chord voicing and alterations. Get to the place where you can authentically attack any song chart.