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D sus4 Description

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.

Learn 4 positions for this chord

Position 1

Fingers Positions

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

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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Position 2

Fingers Positions

  • Mute the low E string
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 5 of the A and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your middle finger (2) on the fret 7 of the D string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 7 of the G string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 8 of the B 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 10 of the low E, A, B and high E strings at the same time
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 12 of the D string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 12 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 A string
  • Let the D string play without pressing any fret
  • Place your index finger (1) on the fret 2 of the G string
  • Place your ring finger (3) on the fret 3 of the B string
  • Place your pinky finger (4) on the fret 3 of the high E string

Position Characteristics

  • This position uses open strings

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