How to Play Gsus4 Chord on Guitar | G Suspended Fourth


Chord Description

G sus4 position 1 guitar chord diagram

The intervals of this chord are Root, Perfect Fourth, and Perfect Fifth

Some chord charts name this chord as:

  • G Suspended Fourth
  • Gsus4

The notes in the G Suspended Fourth chord are G, C, and D.
This is a suspended chord, then it's neither major or minor (as it does not have the Third).

Suspended chords are one of most useful things in a musician's bag of tricks.

Notes in the G sus4 chord:

GCD

Chord Formula:

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

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Fingerings for the G Suspended Fourth guitar chord

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Position 1
Open

G sus4 position 1 guitar chord diagram

Position 2
BarreMovable

G sus4 position 4 guitar chord diagram

Position 3
BarreMovable

G sus4 position 3 guitar chord diagram

Position 4
BarreMovable

G sus4 position 2 guitar chord diagram

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Use Fretboard Maps To Build Chords Along All The Fretboard

Chord tones in te G sus4 chord

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. Some shapes will sound good, some less, let your ears decide!

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