Suspended Barre Chords

Just as we have suspended open chords, we have suspended barre chords, containing all the same advantages as regular barre chords. Like barre chords, these shapes are moveable and can be played anywhere on the neck, just look at the bottom note to see what your root is.  And like suspended open chords, they can be applied to major, minor, seventh and dominant chords, and likewise resolve to all of those chords.  Use these just as you would use suspended open chords to embellish and add flavor to your chord progressions. For a good example, try out California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas and use the 4th shape in the top row to play the G#7sus chord.



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