3-Octave Sus Triad Arpeggios.
In last weeks’ blogs, we covered the 3-octave major, minor, diminished, and augmented triad arpeggios.
This week we’re covering the 3-octave sus4 and sus2 triad arpeggio fingerings, and get you another step further in your theory, fretboard, and harmony mastery.
The sus4 and sus2 chords are actually inversions of one another.
The notes C F G (1 4 5) = Csus4 chord.
When you rearrange the same 3 notes like this:
G C F (1 4 b7), you get a G7sus4 chord.
When you rearrange the notes again so F becomes the lowest note, you get F G C (1 2 5), which is a Fsus2 chord.
So different music theory rules apply to sus chords: each of the 3 fingerings is 1 chord, and each fingering can also be 3 chords.
You could think of:
the notes C F G as a Csus4 chord
the notes F G C as an Fsus2 chord
the notes G C F as a G7sus4 chord…
… or you can think of each of these 3-note groupings as all being Csus4 chords, or all being Fsus2 chords, or all being G7sus4 chords.
How you name the chord when using it in a song, is dependent on the function of the chord in the overall chord progression.
If that doesn’t make sense, no worries: you don’t need that info to learn the fingerings.
(This is something that might get covered in a future blog.)
Here are the fingerings. (The chord in the below example is Csus4, notes are C, F, G)
Notice how the fingerings look like patterns that appear in a D minor pentatonic scale.
The following video covers these fingerings.
Check out this blog HERE to learn how to practice arpeggios.
You can solo with that arpeggio over a Csus4 chord, or over a Fsus2, or G7sus4 groove.
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