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B sus4 Description

The B Suspended Fourth chord is composed of the Root, Perfect Fourth, and Perfect Fifth

This chord is also spelled in the following ways:

  • B Suspended Fourth
  • Bsus4

The notes of the B Suspended Fourth chord are B, E, and F#

Learn 5 positions for this chord

Position 1

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the A and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 4 of the D string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the G string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 5 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 2

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the A string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 4 of the D and G strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 5 of the B string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 7 of the high E string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 3

Fingers Positions

  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 7 of the low E, A, B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 9 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 9 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

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Position 4

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Mute the high E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D and G strings at the same time
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 5 of the B string

Position Characteristics

  • This position requires barre
  • This position is movable

Audio file

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Position 5

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Let the B string play without pressing any fret
  • Let the high E string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the A string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 4 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 4 of the G string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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