Chords Lesson

Open 2 Chords

Difficulty: beginner

By: Nate Dean

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2 chords are made up of the 1st, 2nd, and 5th notes of the major scale. 2 chords have a pretty and unresolved sound.

2 chords can be called sus2 as well. For example, Asus2 and A2 are the same. "sus" is short for suspended. A suspended 2nd likes to resolve down one whole step to the 1 note below it.

Below are a few 2 chords that use open strings. Explore the diagrams by pressing the buttons below to hear and see the notes and chord tones of each chord.