Music Theory Lesson

2 vs Sus Tones

Difficulty: beginner

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2 chords, also called sus2, are constructed with the 1st, 2nd, and 5th notes of the major scale.

Sus chords, also called sus4, are constructed with the 1st, 4th, and 5th notes of the major scale.

D2

R5R2R5R2

This common D2 chord shape is constructed of 1 (R for root), 2, and 5.

Dsus

R5R4R5R4

This common Dsus chord shape is constructed of 1 (R for root), 4, and 5.