Dsus4 Chord on Guitar: How To Play the D Suspended Fourth chord


Chord Description

D sus4 position 1 guitar chord diagram

The intervals in the D Suspended Fourth chord are Root, Perfect Fourth, and Perfect Fifth

You may find this chord denoted as:

  • D Suspended Fourth
  • Dsus4

The notes of the D Suspended Fourth chord are D, G, and A.
Suspended chords don't have the Third, so they're neither major or minor.

Suspended 4th chords are created taking away the third and adding the fourth.

Notes in the D sus4 chord:

DGA

How the Suspended Fourth chord is built:

1
b2
2
b3
3
4
b5
5
#5
6
b7
7

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How To Play The Dsus4 chord on guitar

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Position 1
Open

D sus4 position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
Open

D sus4 position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
BarreMovable

D sus4 position 2 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
BarreMovable

D sus4 position 3 guitar chord diagram

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Use Fretboard Maps To Build Chords Along All The Fretboard

Fretboard map of D sus4 chord tones

You can create any fingering you like on any part of the fretboard, just play some of the chord tones shown in the map below.

4
1
5
5
4
1
4
5
4
1
5
1
5
4
1
5
4
1
4
1
5

These maps show you the tones in a chord all along the fretboard. They are incredibly helpful because allow you to:

  • Create new voicings on the fly, across all the neck
  • Improvise targeting the right notes
  • Unlock the fretboard and expand the CAGED system.

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