Your One-Stop Source For
Music Lyrics
Bass and Guitar Tabs
and More...
>Music Lyrics Bass and Guitar Tabs

 

 

Why sus Chords are neither Major nor Minor

 

You will note that in this chord (and in all the "sus4" chords) you don't find the name "A major sus 4 " but only " A sus 4 ", the reason why is that these chords are hybrid chords, so you can't say if they are major or minor kind. To let you understand, any kind of chord is composed by three notes: the 1st, the 3rd and the 5th. In the case of "A" the first is A, the the third is C# and the fifth is E. In the case of "A sus4 " you change the third note with the fouth note that is D, and you have a chord made by A-D-E instead of A-C#-E. Now the note to complete the chord is the third (usually named Third major), so if you want to make a minor kind of chord, you must lessen the third note a half-tone, so the note changes from C# to C, in this way (with C named Third minor) you have made a minor chord. The "A major "chord is A-C#-E , the "A minor" chord is A-C-E . In the case of "sus 4" you replace the third with the fourth (C# with D) and "A sus4" is now A-D-E and you are unable to say if the chord is major or minor kind.

 

 Click Here To Report An Error

Click here to return to The Chords Handbook page.

Sign Up For My Newsletter
Subscribe | Unsubscribe

Site Map | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Media Kit | Submissions/Corrections

Website © 2000-2014 mattsmusicpage.com. All rights reserved.

Legal & DMCA: Matt's Music Page has been providing lyrics and tabs in a legal way, paying royalties each year to a few organizations. Then, all lyrics and tabs were removed from the site. Now, there's a new owner to the site, which purchased it August 26, 2014, and he is in negotiation to obtain licensing from BMI at the moment. If you have a specific DMCA request -- please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact button on top. I will do my very best to keep this site fully legal.

Get our toolbar!

 



$
DANZIG HIDDEN LYRICS  VEROTIK DANZIG BISLEY Signed by DANZIG LTD    picture


DANZIG LYRICS of LEFT HAND Vol.II VEROTIK DANZIG BISLEY Signed by DANZIG LTD
$
DANZIG LYRICS of LEFT HAND Vol.II VEROTIK DANZIG BISLEY Signed by DANZIG LTD   picture


The Artwork Of John Lennon - Drive My Car Lyrics - 815/1000 - Lithograph - 20x23
$
The Artwork Of John Lennon - Drive My Car Lyrics - 815/1000 - Lithograph - 20x23 picture


c1910 Signed Ethel Parkinson "Alannah" Irish Song w Lyrics and Music Faulkner
$
c1910 Signed Ethel Parkinson


HI, Hawaii, Aloha Oe Lyrics, Kropp Co No 22682
$
HI, Hawaii, Aloha Oe Lyrics, Kropp Co No 22682 picture


STRAY KIDS Official LYRICS POSTER Only Mini Album I am WHO Folded Poster Woojin
$
STRAY KIDS Official LYRICS POSTER Only Mini Album I am WHO Folded Poster Woojin picture


Pirates of the Caribbean Yo Ho Lyrics Marc Davis 11x17 Poster Print Disney
$
Pirates of the Caribbean Yo Ho Lyrics Marc Davis 11x17 Poster Print Disney picture


Lang Cardinal Pair 14 Oz Mug by Susan Winget, Lyrics of Bleak Midwinter
$
Lang Cardinal Pair 14 Oz Mug by Susan Winget,  Lyrics of Bleak Midwinter picture


48-Pack Vintage Stationery Paper - Antique Style for Poems, Lyrics Letters
$
48-Pack Vintage Stationery Paper - Antique Style for Poems, Lyrics  Letters picture


HS Daylight Print, Wall Art, Daylight Lyrics Poster, HS Gift, Art Print, Harry's
$
HS Daylight Print, Wall Art, Daylight Lyrics Poster, HS Gift, Art Print, Harry's picture