This is part one of a two part class on suspended chords. We go through the fundamentals of sus2 and sus4 chords, how they are built, how they fit into our keys, and some insight into how we can write music with them. In the next video, we’re going to “break the rules” and suffer the conseqeunces. We’ll also look at other ways of utilizing sus chords, and also explore things that are related to sus chords, like add9 chords.
One nugget of info that I forgot to include in these videos- if you play a sus2 chord in 2nd inversion, it now has the structure of a sus4 chord. Likewise, if you play a sus4 chord in 1st in version, it has the structure of a sus2.