Everyone knows suspended chords and most people know 7sus chords, but 7sus b9 chords are rarely seen except in jazz music. The 7sus b9 and 13sus b9 chords are known as Phrygian chords because they are built from the Phrygian mode of the major scale and the Phrygian M6 mode from the melodic minor scale. I have 3 open guitar chords for G7sus b9 and G13sus b9.
Suspended chords add a nice change to the usual 7th or minor 7th chords. I cover the dominant 7th suspended chord for G and the common extensions: G7sus, G9sus, and G13sus. There are 4 different major scales that build a G7sus chord, as well as 1 scale degree from the harmonic minor and 2 from the melodic minor.
Suspended 7th chords are common in popular music and sound great. There are 51 open 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.
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.
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.
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.