Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Dsus4 Guitar Chord

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day is Dsus4. Dsus4 is used lots to add interest to D major chords. This sus4 chord is really easy to play, start with a regular D major chord and add your little finger to the 4rd fret of the top E string.
Dsus4 guitar chord
Dsus4 guitar chord

Although it might look easier to play this chord with your first three fingers, don't. 99.99% of the time this chord is played together with a regular D major chord, using your little finger on the 3rd fret makes this change really easy.
Dsus4 guitar chord

Sus4 chords are so called, because they 3rd of the chord is replaced by the 4th. This gives a suspended sound as our ear is expecting the 4th to resolve to the 3rd.

Sus4 chords use the degrees from the major scale: 1, 4, 5
The Dsus4 chord uses these notes: D, G, A

This Dsus4 guitar chord is used in thousands of songs:
  • More Than A Feeling Boston
  • Just Give Me A Reason Pink
  • What It Takes Aerosmith
  • Wonderwall Oasis
  • and many more...
Try adding sus4 chords as embellishments to major chords next time you play your favourite song and tune back soon for another Guitar Chord of the Day.