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Let's Test the Formula, with 2 More Sus4 Chords


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Now that we know that a Sus4 chord is essentially a major chord, with one specific added ingredient, let's test the formula by creating 2 new Sus4 chords and listening to how they interact with their major cousin.

Important note: Music Theory is a sophisticated and complex study, much of which goes far beyond the scope of this particular Guitar Fundamentals 2 course. In some cases in these lessons, I am presenting a very simplified explanation of what is, in reality, a deeper and more complex music theory concept. My rationale is that I'd like to enable you to use these chords and variations in your music, even if you have not yet studied the deeper complexities behind them.

In common casual language between musicians, it is not unusual to call the chords taught in this lesson, with the 4th note of the scale placed into them, "sus4" chords. However, some of the constructions I have taught you in this section are more formally called "add4", as opposed to "sus4", due to subtleties in their construction, and in their function in a particular piece of music.

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