Piano Chords: SUSPENDED CHORDS (sus4 & sus2)

In this lesson, you're going to learn all about suspended chords, sus4 & sus2.

Sus is short for suspended. Suspended chords 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.

Lesson Summary:

  • Learn the difference between sus2 and sus4
  • Understand how to resolve suspended chords
  • Learn some examples
  • See me play some sus chords in context

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