Suspended 4th Piano Chords

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C Suspended 4th Piano Chords

Csus4 chord: C F G
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C Suspended 4th Inversions | View as Bass Chord

  • Root Note: C
  • Perfect Fourth: F
  • Perfect Fifth: G

A suspended 4th chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been removed and replaced by a perfect fourth. If the third and fourth are both present, the chord is an add4:

  • CADD4: C – E – F – G
  • CminADD4: C – E – F – G

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

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     ▪ Cminor | Cminor6 | Cminor7 | Cminor9

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

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D Suspended 4th Piano Chords

Dsus4 chord: D G A
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D Suspended 4th Inversions | View as Bass Chord

  • Root Note: D
  • Perfect Fourth: G
  • Perfect Fifth: A

A suspended 4th chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been removed and replaced by a perfect fourth. If the third and fourth are both present, the chord is an add4:

  • DADD4: D – F♯ – G – A
  • DminADD4: D – F – G – A

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

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     ▪ 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 4th Piano Chords

Esus4 chord: E A B
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

E Suspended 4th Inversions | View as Bass Chord

  • Root Note: E
  • Perfect Fourth: A
  • Perfect Fifth: B

A suspended 4th chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been removed and replaced by a perfect fourth. If the third and fourth are both present, the chord is an add4:

  • EADD4: E – G♯ – A – B
  • EminADD4: E – G – A – B

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

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 4th Piano Chords

Fsus4 chord: F Bb C
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

F Suspended 4th Inversions | View as Bass Chord

  • Root Note: F
  • Perfect Fourth: B
  • Perfect Fifth: C

A suspended 4th chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been removed and replaced by a perfect fourth. If the third and fourth are both present, the chord is an add4:

  • FADD4: F – A – B – C
  • FminADD4: F – A – B – C

Note that a sus4 chord also doubles as an inversion of a sus2. For example, the first inversion of the Fsus4 triad (B♭ – C – F) is the root position of B♭sus2.

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 4th Piano Chords

Gsus4 chord: G C D
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

G Suspended 4th Inversions | View as Bass Chord

  • Root Note: G
  • Perfect Fourth: C
  • Perfect Fifth: D

A suspended 4th chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been removed and replaced by a perfect fourth. If the third and fourth are both present, the chord is an add4:

  • GADD4: G – B – C – D
  • GminADD4: G – B – C – D

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

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ G major | Gmajor6 | Gmajor7 | Gmajor9
     ▪ G minor | 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 4th Piano Chords

Asus4 chord: A D E
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

A Suspended 4th Inversions | View as Bass Chord

  • Root Note: A
  • Perfect Fourth: D
  • Perfect Fifth: E

A suspended 4th chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been removed and replaced by a perfect fourth. If the third and fourth are both present, the chord is an add4:

  • AADD4: A – C♯ – D – E
  • AminADD4: A – C – D – E

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

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ A major | Amajor6 | Amajor7 | Amajor9
     ▪ A minor | 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 4th Piano Chords

Bsus4 chord: B E# F
Image © Brandy Kraemer, 2016

B Suspended 4th Inversions | View as Bass Chord

 

  • Root Note: B
  • Perfect Fourth: E
  • Perfect Fifth: F♯

A suspended 4th chord differs from a major or minor chord in that its third has been removed and replaced by a perfect fourth. If the third and fourth are both present, the chord is an add4:

  • BADD4: B – D♯ – E – F♯
  • BminADD4: B – D – E – F♯

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

Switch Chord Type:

     ▪ B major | Bmajor6 | Bmajor7 | Bmajor9
     ▪ B minor | Bminor6 | Bminor7 | Bminor9

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

     ▪ B sus 2nd
     ▪ B sus 4th

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