Probably the most popular chords we use in a worship setting are the G chord, C chord, D chord and the E minor chord.
Major is a “happy” chord – it sounds good.
Muscle memory – over time your hands will actually form into these positions. Keep practicing!
Hold between your thumb and first finger. It plucks each string. As you go down the strings, it plucks a string then rests on the next one before plucking that and then resting on the next and so on.
There are ways to play the chords to transition more smoothly. JP demonstrates.