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I have heard from a few sources that sus2 is technically an incorrect name. I am not sure why but a few sources I have read said that sus2 is not a technically correct name for a suspension, I have even seen in some books sus2 written as add9. Please could someone explain this if they know anything about it
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Add9 would be 1-3-5-9 for example, while sus2 is 1-2-5, that's without a third.
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Add9 would be 1-3-5-9 for example, while sus2 is 1-2-5, that's without a third.
Exactly, a suspended chord (not suspension ) is not an add9 chord. Suspended chords have a 2nd or a 4th rather than a third.

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#5
yeah i meant add9(no3) I know what the function of a sus2 is. But I have heard that its a technically incorrect name and was wondering if anyone knew why?
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#6
It's called suspended because you suspend the third (which makes the chord major or minor) and replace it with a 2nd. If that's no sus-chord, than what the hell is?
#7
I think the sus comes from the fact it gives a sense of suspension and usually resolved. add9(no3) is like something guitar pro would right, I wish they'd make a good chord naming program... We at UG should make one if anyones a programmer :P
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It's called suspended because you suspend the third (which makes the chord major or minor) and replace it with a 2nd. If that's no sus-chord, than what the hell is?


Yeah I see your point. I am just saying what I have read......''A suspension technically is when you take a chord tone and raise it a step in the scale... in other words, a C major chord has chord tones C E G... a suspended fourth doesn't OMIT the 3rd, rather raise it up to be a 4th... then it resolves back down to it (traditionally)...

When you lower the third to the second degree, it does the same sort of thing as a suspension, and is commonly called suspensions in today's pop theory... but technically it isn't a suspension but something like a ritardando (can't remember the exact term for it... I remember it starts ''

I found this from some forum and didnt write it.
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