#2
A suspended second chord is a chord where the third has been replaced or 'suspended' by the second so the formula is 1st, 2nd, 5th. In E - E, F#, B

A suspended fourth is one where the third is replaced or 'suspended' by the fourth so the formula is 1st, 4th, 5th. In E - E, A, B

Esus2
e|---0---|
B|---0---|
G|---4---|
D|---4---|
A|---2---|
E|---0---|

Esus4
e|---0---|
B|---0---|
G|---2---|
D|---2---|
A|---2---|
E|---0---|


uberEDIT: Esus could refer to either. It might be easier if you showed us the rest of the chord progression
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Last edited by Nietsche at Jul 20, 2009,
#4
Quote by DirtyMcCurty
is that referring to esus2 or esus4?

and i kinda forgot, but what is the formula for these chords?



Probably not sus2, that's usually clearly labeled as sus2

sus4 or 7sus4 are commonly labeled sus. depends on who writes the chart.

so something like Asus could mean A7sus4 (A D E G), or just Asus4 ( A D E)
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Jul 20, 2009,
#5
Isn't that Esus2 a B5?
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#6
Quote by druggietoad2k5
Isn't that Esus2 a B5?
Except there's no E in B5
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#7
Quote by druggietoad2k5
Isn't that Esus2 a B5?


If you ignore 4 of the 6 strings, you could see it that way.
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#8
if you have sheet music you can work it out - Esus will tend to refer to a sus4 if it's not indicated, just a convention i have found in organ music (which admittedly is often from 1800...) i would assume you can apply the same logic to guitar.

An Esus4 has the 3rd replaced or "suspended" in favour of a 4th, so instead of E G# B the sus4 chord is E A B. a common way to play this is 022200 (like A but a string up)
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