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Piano Chords: SUSPENDED CHORDS (sus4 & sus2)

In this piano tutorial, we talk about sus chords, sus4 & sus2. Sus is short for suspended and they are neither major or minor. If you ever see a 'sus' with no number, this is normally referring to a sus4.

To play a sus chord you have to omit the 3rd and replace it with either the 2nd or 4th.

Suspended chords are unresolved chords, meaning they want to go somewhere else for a resolution. There are many ways to resolve these chords, but some the most common ways are to either resolve down to the 5th below, or just lower/raise the 2nd/4th back to the 3rd.