Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Suspended chords, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- Alright, and now for suspended chords.…I love the sound of this type of chord.…There are two different suspended chords…that I'm going to show you.…First of all, let's look at…how a typical major chord is created.…(guitar chord playing)…This is C major, and the notes are C, E, G,…which is the root, third and fifth of the scale.…(guitar chord playing)…A sus IV chord, a suspended fourth,…means that it's root fourth fifth.…
(guitar chord playing)…And a sus two means that it's root second fifth.…(guitar chord playing)…Now these can be played either totally out of context,…but usually they are played resolving to a major chord.…So you've probably heard this many times where it's like...…(guitar playing)…Okay, so that's like a suspension and then the resolution,…but these days a lot of times…you'll just hear a suspended chord…as its own isolated tonality.…
So let's check out some common suspended chords.…Here in C you have...…(guitar chord playing)…Then here's a sus four.…(guitar chord playing)…And a sus two.…(guitar chord playing)…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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