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Using the Dsus4 Chord

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Rock/Pop · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3

So how can we use it in a tune? We can take our standard major chords and replace it at certain times with its sus4 chord. You can hear this type of movement in everything from "Pinball Wizard" by The Who to certain Pearl Jam tunes. In the 1st measure, we play the Dsus4 first and then resolve it to D major. In the 2nd measure, we do the same thing on a G chord with Gsus4 resolving to G major like this:
Gsus4
G major
In the case of the G, we're using a slightly different voicing than for our D, but the sound is pretty much the same:
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