A7sus4 guitar chords

A - D - E - G

The Theory

A7 suspended fourth chords can be written as A7+4, A7sus, or the more commonly used A7sus4. Our charts are available for all guitar players (right & left-handers) in 4 different positions, and are displayed in a natural playing position... play them as you see them.
A Major Scale A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#
Key Signature key signature
Chord A7sus4
Chord Formula 1 - 4 - 5 - ♭7
Notes A - D - E - G

The Charts

Please note that the numbers inside each blue dot represent the fingers used to play the chord - not the frets.

A7sus4 Chords


A7sus4 Chords
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Written Chord x0203(0/3) 575755 x0778-10 x-12-14-12-15-12
Chord Notes x-A-E-G-D-E/G A-E-G-D-E-A x-A-A-D-G-D x - A - E - G - D - A
Chord Tabs
e |0/3|
B |-3-|
G |-0-|
D |-2-|
A |-0-|
E |---|
e |-5-|
B |-5-|
G |-7-|
D |-5-|
A |-7-|
E |-5-|
e |-10|
B |-8-|
G |-7-|
D |-7-|
A |-0-|
E |---|
e |-12-|
B |-15-|
G |-12-|
D |-14-|
A |-12-|
E |----|
 

Notes

  • In the 1st position, the chord is written x0203(0/3), with the chord notes x - A - E - G - D - E/G. The number and note after the forward slash (/), indicate the optional note. If you are not playing the optional note, disregard the forward slash and the number or note after it.
  • In the 4th position, the chord is written x-12-14-12-15-12. We separate any fret greater than 9 with a hyphen so as not to create confusion with double-digits, otherwise the chord above would be written x1214121512 which is too confusing.
  • 7sus4 chords are used less often than sus4 chords in most types of mainstream music, with jazz and alternate styles using them to a greater degree. There is a little more tension created with a 7sus4 as opposed to a sus4 chord, but when used well, it can create an interesting backdrop or introduction for any melody line.
  • Standard keys using the A7sus4 chord: D Major and Bm.
    Bm is the relative minor of D Major, i.e., both scales share the same notes and the same key signature. There are many other keys that could use this chord, but we concentrate on the 'standard' key progressions which means in this example, chords that utilize notes belonging to the D Major Scale ( D-E-F#-G-A-B-C#) also referred to as Scale Tone Chords... A7sus4 meets that condition (A-D-E-G).
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