# Open Chords: Dsus4

Suspended chords explained: In a major or minor chord we have 3 notes that give us the chord spelling.

To create a suspended chord we need to replace the ‘3rd‘ in this case with the ‘4th‘.

Open Chord: Dsus4

The box diagram below shows how to hold the Dsus4 if you’re previous chord is a D Major.

The box diagram below shows how to hold the Dsus4 if you’re previous chord is a D Minor.

Piano,

Chord Spelling: D, G, A

In the case of D major this would be D, F#, A

In the case of D minor this would be D, F, A

1st, 3rd, 5th = 3rd = maj 3rd(Dmajor) or min 3rd(Dminor)

The difference in a sus 4 chord is that the ‘3rd’ is suspended.

This means that it is replaced by the 4th.

The scale of D major: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D

The scale of D minor: D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C, D

As you can see the ‘sus 4 ‘ is created by replacing the ‘3rd‘ with the ‘4th

Suspended chords explained: In a major or minor chord we have 3 notes that give us the chord spelling.

To create a suspended chord we need to replace the ‘3rd‘ in this case with the ‘2nd‘.

Open Chord: Dsus2

Piano,

Chord Spelling: D, E, A

In the case of D major this would be D, F#, A

In the case of D minor this would be D, F, A

1st, 3rd, 5th = 3rd = maj 3rd(Dmajor) or min 3rd(Dminor)

The difference in a sus 2 chord is that the ‘3rd’ is suspended.

This means that it is replaced by the 2nd.

The scale of D major: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D

The scale of D minor: D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C, D

As you can see the ‘sus 2 ‘ is created by replacing the ‘3rd with the ‘2nd

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