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Sus Chord Theory

By Darren DeFranco

Hey guys,

In today’s lesson we’re going to break down sus chords and look at the theory that makes them up. By doing this, we will have a better understanding of how music works and have better command of sus chords. Here at GBU, we always stress the theory behind the music, because we don’t want you to become merely players; we want you to become full blown musicians.

Please let us know if you have any questions!


Now that you understand the theory behind sus chords, let’s see if we can figure out the notes that make up the following chords:

1) Csus2

2) Gsus4

3) Dsus2

4) Asus4

5) Esus2

6) Fsus4

7) Bbsus2


1) C D G

2) G C D

3) D E A

4) A D E

5) E F# B

6) F Bb C

7) Bb C F



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