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Re: Determining SUS chords

Postby Exalted Wombat » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:52 am

There's 'Csus' ('sus' means 'sus4' unless otherwise specified) which replaces the E with F.
There's 'C(b5)' which replaces G with Gb.

There's 'C11' that included E AND F. Rarely used.

There's 'C(#11)' which includes G AND Gb (spelled as F#). This IS used a lot.
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Re: Determining SUS chords

Postby GilesAnt » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:39 pm

Not quite sure what argument your post is presenting, but on the specific points you have mentioned:-

1. This thread has pretty much established what a standard sus4 chord is already.

2. We also recognise the existence of a flattened 5th triad, but this thread is really about suspensions. The flattened 5th triad is not the same as a suspended augmented 4th.

3. The 11th chord isn't all that unusual, but due to the dissonance between the 3rd and the 11th, the 3rd is usually omitted.

4. The 11# by definition has a sharpened 11th (i.e. on C this would be F#) and not a G flat.

Are you suggesting that these are really the only cases where the 4th (or 11th) of a chord is employed?
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