Suspended 2nd Piano Chords

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C Suspended Second Chords

Csus2 piano chord: C D G
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

View sus2 chord: Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

 

C Suspended 2nd Inversions | View as Bass Chord


• Root Note: C

• Major Second: D

• Perfect Fifth: G

A suspended 2nd chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been replaced by a major second. If the third and second are both present, the chord is an add2:

  • CADD2: C – D – E – G
  • CminADD2: C – D – E – G

A sus2 chord also doubles as an inversion of a sus4. For example, the second inversion of the Csus2 triad (G – C – D) is the root position of Gsus4.


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     ▪ Cminor | Cminor6 | Cminor7 | Cminor9

     ▪ C diminished | C diminished 7th
     ▪ C augmented | C augmented 7th

     ▪ C sus 2nd
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D Suspended Second Chords

Dsus2 chord: D E A
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

View sus2 chord: Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

 

D Suspended 2nd Inversions | View as Bass Chord


• Root Note: D

• Major Second: E

• Perfect Fifth: A

A suspended 2nd chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been replaced by a major second. If the third and second are both present, the chord is an add2:

  • DADD2: D – E – F♯ – A
  • DminADD2: D – E – F – A

A sus2 chord also doubles as an inversion of a sus4. For example, the second inversion of the Dsus2 triad (A – D – E) is the root position of Asus4.
 


Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Dmajor | Dmajor6 | Dmajor7 | Dmajor9
     ▪ Dminor | Dminor6 | Dminor7 | Dminor9

     ▪ D diminished | D diminished 7th
     ▪ D augmented | D augmented 7th

     ▪ D sus 2nd
     ▪ D sus 4th

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E Suspended Second Chords

Esus2 piano chord: E F# B
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

View sus2 chord: Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

 

E Suspended 2nd Inversions | View as Bass Chord


• Root Note: E

• Major Second: F♯

• Perfect Fifth: B

A suspended 2nd chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been replaced by a major second. If the third and second are both present, the chord is an add2:

  • EADD2: E – F♯ – G♯ – B
  • EminADD2: E – F♯ – G – B

A sus2 chord also doubles as an inversion of a sus4. For example, the second inversion of the Esus2 triad (B – E – F♯) is the root position of Bsus4.
 

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Emajor | Emajor6 | Emajor7 | Emajor9
     ▪ Eminor | Eminor6 | Eminor7 | Eminor9

     ▪ E diminished | E diminished 7th
     ▪ E augmented | E augmented 7th

     ▪ E sus 2nd
     ▪ E sus 4th

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F Suspended Second Chords

Fsus2 piano chord: F G C
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

View sus2 chord: Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

 

F Suspended 2nd Inversions | View as Bass Chord


• Root Note: F

• Major Second: G

• Perfect Fifth: C

A suspended 2nd chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been replaced by a major second. If the third and second are both present, the chord is an add2:

  • FADD2: F – G – A – C
  • FminADD2: F – G – A – C

A sus2 chord also doubles as an inversion of a sus4. For example, the second inversion of the Fsus2 triad (C – F – G) is the root position of Csus4.
 

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Fmajor | Fmajor6 | Fmajor7 | Fmajor9
     ▪ Fminor | Fminor6 | Fminor7 | Fminor9

     ▪ F diminished | F diminished 7th
     ▪ F augmented | F augmented 7th

     ▪ F sus 2nd
     ▪ F sus 4th

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G Suspended Second Chords

Gsus2 piano chord: G A D
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

View sus2 chord: Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

 

G Suspended 2nd Inversions | View as Bass Chord


• Root Note: G

• Major Second: A

• Perfect Fifth: D

A suspended 2nd chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been replaced by a major second. If the third and second are both present, the chord is an add2:

  • GADD2: G – A – B – D
  • GminADD2: G – A – B – D

A sus2 chord also doubles as an inversion of a sus4. For example, the second inversion of the Gsus2 triad (D – G – A) is the root position of Dsus4.
 

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Gmajor | Gmajor6 | Gmajor7 | Gmajor9
     ▪ Gminor | Gminor6 | Gminor7 | Gminor9

     ▪ G diminished | G diminished 7th
     ▪ G augmented | G augmented 7th

     ▪ G sus 2nd
     ▪ G sus 4th

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A Suspended Second Chords

Asus2 chord: A B E
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

View sus2 chord: Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

 

A Suspended 2nd Inversions | View as Bass Chord


• Root Note: A

• Major Second: B

• Perfect Fifth: E

A suspended 2nd chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been replaced by a major second. If the third and second are both present, the chord is an add2:

  • AADD2: A – B – C♯ – E
  • AminADD2: A – B – C – E

A sus2 chord also doubles as an inversion of a sus4. For example, the second inversion of the Asus2 triad (E – A – B) is the root position of Esus4.

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Amajor | Amajor6 | Amajor7 | Amajor9
     ▪ Aminor | Aminor6 | Aminor7 | Aminor9

     ▪ A diminished | A diminished 7th
     ▪ A augmented | A augmented 7th

     ▪ A sus 2nd
     ▪ A sus 4th

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B Suspended Second Chords

Bsus2 chord: B C# F#
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

View sus2 chord: Ab A A# ▪ Bb B B# ▪ Cb C C# ▪ Db D D# ▪ Eb E E# ▪ Fb F F# ▪ Gb G G#

 

B Suspended 2nd Inversions | View as Bass Chord


• Root Note: B

• Major Second: C♯

• Perfect Fifth: F♯

A suspended 2nd chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been replaced by a major second. If the third and second are both present, the chord is an add2:

  • BADD2: B – C♯ – D♯ – F♯
  • BminADD2: B – C♯ – D – F♯

A sus2 chord also doubles as an inversion of a sus4. For example, the second inversion of the Bsus2 triad (F♯ – B – C♯) is the root position of F♯sus4.
 

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ Bmajor | Bmajor6 | Bmajor7 | Bmajor9
     ▪ Bminor | Bminor6 | Bminor7 | Bminor9

     ▪ B diminished | B diminished 7th
     ▪ B augmented | B augmented 7th

     ▪ B sus 2nd
     ▪ B sus 4th