Suspended Chords: Dominant 7 Sus4 Chords (C Major Scale)

Suspended 7th chords are common in popular music and sound great. There are 78 open and closed 7sus4 guitar chord shapes build on notes from the key of C major in this article. I cover the intervals and notes in each chord type and list popular song examples and how to use the chords. The specific chords are 7sus, 9sus, 13sus & 7susb9.

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34 Suspended Chords In The Key Of C Major

There are a total of 74 closed and open suspended guitar chords that can be built from the key of C major. Those chords are for the types sus (or sus4), sus2 and sus add9. The sus add9 chord is sometimes notated as sus4 sus2 (or sus2 sus4). I list 34 of those guitar chords in this article, the remaining 40 are in other articles.

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Suspended Scales, Sus Guitar Chords & The Major Pentatonic

The major pentatonic scale has 5 notes but only 4 of those notes build usable scales. Most people are familiar with two of them: the major and minor pentatonic scales. But the other two notes build suspended scales. I show which notes build the suspended scales, and have guitar shapes for the scales and for sus2 and sus4 guitar chords.

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E Sus Chord: Open, Closed & Bar Esus Guitar Chord Shapes

The E sus chord is built by replacing the third pf a major or minor triad with the perfect 4th and has the notes E, A & B. The notes for an Esus chord exist in the keys of C, G, D, A & E major. I cover how to build & use suspended chords, show a song example of an E sus chord and have 18 E sus guitar chord shapes.

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