#1
Aren't sus4 chords just inversions of sus2 chords [or the other way round]?

I've been using these chords for a long time, but never actually stumbled on this until I was messing around on a keyboard.

Asus2 - A B E
Esus4 - E A B
Esus4 in first inversion - A B E

Why are sus4 chords [or sus2, if you will] even existant if an inversion of another suspended chord is the same thing?
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#3
i think sometimes a certain name gives better insight into how the song works, nothing more. it's like how you can say C# or Db.
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#4
Yeah it depends on context. Like depending which inversion of a major chord you play, it can kind of have a minor tonality- but it's still a major chord. (that's not the correct explanation, but I can't remember it)
#6
the extention (sus2, sus4 etc) comes from the degrees in a scale. for example if you have the chord of A major, the a major scale is: A, B, C♯, D, E, F♯, and G♯

Asus2 you would play the 2nd degree in the scale rather than the 3rd.

as for the inversion i think its just the fact that the notes are the same in both scales so that will be why theyre the same.

no idea if that helps at all :L
#7
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as for the inversion i think its just the fact that the notes are the same in both scales so that will be why theyre the same.

You mean both chords?
#9
Quote by Woffelz
Aren't sus4 chords just inversions of sus2 chords [or the other way round]?

I've been using these chords for a long time, but never actually stumbled on this until I was messing around on a keyboard.

Asus2 - A B E
Esus4 - E A B
Esus4 in first inversion - A B E

Why are sus4 chords [or sus2, if you will] even existant if an inversion of another suspended chord is the same thing?


well, why does a triad exist in 1st inversion, when it's really "the same thing" as a triad in root position?

answer: because it's not really "the same thing".

lesson to be learned...

containing the same notes doesn't necessarily = being "the same thing".
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