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An illustration of the A7sus4 chord
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The A7sus4 is a great sounding chord that you can experiment with using in situations where you'd normally play an A7 chord or even an A minor chord.. Play the A7sus4 by:

  • Placing your first finger on the second fret of the fourth string.
  • Placing your third finger on the third fret of the second string.
  • Strumming strings five through one, avoiding the low E string.

More About the A7sus4

The A7sus4 contains the first, fourth, fifth and flatted seventh notes in a major scale. Since the A7sus4 is neither major nor minor (determined by the third note in a scale - omitted entirely from the chord), it can potentially be used in place of either. It often sounds best when used alongside another type of A chord. For example, try playing:

  • A minor to A7sus4 to A minor
  • D major to A7sus4 to A7 to D major

Experiment playing this chord shape in situations where you're used to using an A7 chord. Once you get familiar with the sound, you'll find yourself automatically using the chord in all sorts of situations without even thinking about it.

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