I fingerpick and flatpick. I would say I am a challenged flatpicker.
In George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun" there is a section after the runs in the chorus where he strums an A chord in first position, drops the C# on the second string to B, goes back to the C#, then hits D, drops back to the C#, hits the D and then moves on to the open E on the first string and then goes to the G forming an A7. He seems to be strumming the chord all the time, but he makes the notes I've outlined at the top of the chord pop out to create a lead.
My question is, how does he make those high notes pop out of the chord like that?