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Topic: What does "sus" mean?
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posted: 12/19/2003 at 7:18:04 PM ET
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When beside a chord letter? for example Bsus or A sus or Csus. you get the point.

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posted: 12/20/2003 at 1:27:51 PM ET
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It could mean suspended. But I'm not sure.

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posted: 1/9/2004 at 3:18:17 PM ET
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Yes sus means suspended. Most commonly, suspended 4. Sus 2 is also common.

If you just see sus, it is referring to the sus 4 chord.
A "C" chord is spelled C E G C , but a Csus chord is spelled C F G C . The 4 displaces the 3 (F instead of E). This chord is often followed by the major chord with the same root).

Go to this link to find all your chord answers.



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