Why some guitar players "pulse" a chord? (pressing down while strumming, relaxing for a split sec, press it again for next strum)
Is it to mark the beat, relax the fingers, silence the strings, all of the above?
I've tried it and it's harder to play (at the start anyway), but I'd pick it up if it helped with my sore fingers!
See for example: Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Lesson - #11 Bass Part - Fingerstyle Milestones.
Edit: Just found another possibility. Andy Guitar suggests doing it to get the shape of a chord into "muscle memory", lifting the fingers up to 5mm (as an exercise, not necessarily during playing).
Thank you all for your answers!