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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-2003, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chord Question

I'm trying to learn a song with the following chord progression in it.
The song is in 2 flats and 6\8 time.

Measure 1
Gm - Ao7

Measure 2
Gm - E maj7

Measure 3
Am7sus4

Measure 4
GM - D7 #9#5

My question is how do I play the Am7sus4? Someone told me to play the 4 for half the measure than the 3 but that didnt sound right. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-2003, 05:34 PM
 
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i'd play it

E 10
B 8
G 9
D 10
A 0
E X
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Well, let's break it down and look at what the chord name is saying:

A- it's an A chord. (duh).

m7- it's an A chord with a minor 7th.

sus4 -it's an A chord with a minor 7th and a 3rd that's been replaced with the 4th.

So, you need the following notes:

A (the root)
E (the 5th- optional, but if you can fit it in comfortably and it sounds right, then go for it. )
G (the minor 7th)
D (the 4th)

There's a ton of different ways to play that... course, what concerns me here is that Kennydoe's includes the b3, and i know the man knows his theory cold... Is that just an optional way you'd choose to "color" the sound of the chord a bit more (it's a beautiful sounding chord, incidentally, i love those suspensions), or is my understanding of a m7sus chord off?

-Drew
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I dont know what to do with the 3rd. Do I include it or leave it out.
Thanks kennydoe and drew I will try your suggestions.
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