Saturday, 7 December 2013

Asus4 Guitar Chord

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day is Asus4. This chord inversion is played in open position on the guitar:

A suspended 4th guitar chord
Asus4 guitar chord

The Asus4 Guitar Chord can be played by slipping your 3rd finger up one fret when playing an ordinary open A chord.
 Asus4 guitar chord
Ordinary major chords are made from the 1st, 3rd and 5th of the major scale.
Sus4 chords replace the 3rd note of the scale with the 4th: 1, 4, 5

This gives an open, suspended sound as we expect to hear the sus4 chord resolve to a major chord - hence the name suspended 4th.

You don't have to see sus4 chords written down to play them. Anytime you see a major chord, you can try embellishing it with a sus4 chord before playing the major version.

Check out other sus4 guitar chords and tune back soon for another guitar chord of the day.