Guitar 7sus4 Chords

Guitar 7sus4 Chords

Guitar 7sus4 Chords

“Roxanne” by The Police, “Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles and “Is She Really Going Out with Him?” by Joe Jackson are currently the only songs I know of where the guitar uses this fingering to play a 7sus4 chord. In “Roxanne” it’s a G7sus4 and played right at the end of the verses (right before the singing starts). In “Hard Day’s Night” it’s also a G7sus4 and the very first chord you hear before the verse begins. “Is She Really Going Out with Him?” uses the same chord along with an F7sus4 two frets lower during the bridge.

G7sus4
E----3------------------------------------------------|
B----3------------------------------------------------|
G----5------------------------------------------------|
D----3------------------------------------------------|
A----5------------------------------------------------|
E----3------------------------------------------------|

You can learn the whole The Police song for free here: Roxanne Guitar Tab

UPDATE: Apparently I’m wrong about “Hard Day’s Night” (but the G7sus4 still sounds very close). In the video clip below, you can hear what is the actual chord (which is actually a combination of chords).

Open 7sus4 Chord
The most common type of 7sus4 chord is A7sus4 played in the open position. You can hear this exact fingering used in “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd, “Tom Sawyer” by Rush, and “Closer I Am to Fine” by the Indigo Girls (capo 2).

A7sus4
E----3------------------------------------------------|
B----3------------------------------------------------|
G----0------------------------------------------------|
D----2------------------------------------------------|
A----0------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|

Comment ( 1 )

  • Paul

    I totally love the suspended chords. They are some of the best sounding chords one can play.

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