Sus2?


Daan
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04/17/2001 5:47 pm
Hello , I was just wondering what a Sus2 chord is...

Thanks...
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Jon Broderick
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04/17/2001 7:18 pm
A sus2 chord has an extra note in it, which is the note two frets up from the root note.

For instance, you are playing an A major chord.




fret note steps from root
E |---0----------e-----(5)------------------|
B |---2----------c#----(3)------------------|
G |---2----------a-----(r)------------------|
D |---2----------e-----(5)------------------|
A |---0----------a-----(r)------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------|



If you want to play an AMajSus2, you need to add a B. I usually sub for the C#, like this:



fret note steps from root
E |---0----------e-----(5)------------------|
B |---0----------b-----(2)------------------|
G |---2----------a-----(r)------------------|
D |---2----------e-----(5)------------------|
A |---0----------a-----(r)------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------|





Sometimes a 2 is called add9 (the root is the same as the 8 note, so the 2 note is the same as the 9 note).


This is one of many chords with a 2, and I am not sure it is the official sus2 chord. Someone with better theory knowledge will probably come along with a more complete answer. Until then, this will get you started with the idea.


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04/24/2001 4:58 am

I've heard those called add2 chords too.

Usually the name 'add9' is used for chords with the form - 1st, 5th, 9th, 3rd - in that order only. No inversions. I have no idea why . . . since it's the same thing.


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04/24/2001 5:06 pm
There essentially the same thing. Although Jon I noticed on your diagram that although it does contain the second, it can't be called AMajSus2 OR AmSus2 because it has no third and thus no distinction between major or minor. I think the closest name you could give it would be A5(add2). This sometimes sounds really cool, but if I wanted to make it major or minor you could alter it slightly like so:


fret note steps from root
E |---0----------e-----()------------------|
B |---1----------c-----()------------------|
G |---4----------b-----()------------------|
D |---2----------e-----()------------------|
A |---0----------a-----()------------------|
E |----------------------------------------|

That would make it a true AmAdd9, and to make it major you would siply fret the second fret on the b string.

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