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B2-1102 Beginner sus chords
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Re: B2-1102 Beginner sus chords
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 05:13:29 pm »
I m having trouble with the A Sus 4 min- maj.
little finger just wont go into 4 fret anyone got any  ideas - exercises i can do to help .
D Sus  2/4 are fine and sound good.

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Re: B2-1102 Beginner sus chords
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 05:45:54 pm »
This exercise from Grade one will help with both dexterity and finger independence for
getting your pinky under control.
https://www.justinguitar.com/guitar-lessons/beginner-finger-stretches-b1-401 

 

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Re: B2-1102 Beginner sus chords
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 08:06:54 pm »
@ Edward

what do you mean by A Sus 4 min- maj

Going from A sus4 to A minor?
From A sus4 to A Major?

For A minor to A sus4 and back you do need to use your little finger. Though, to be honest, that change between that sort of minor chord and the sus4 variety is often done A minor7  to A sus4 - much more room for fingers to move.

For A Major and A sus4 have you tried sliding your 3rd finger up a fret instead of adding on a 4th finger?

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Re: B2-1102 Beginner sus chords
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 12:09:02 am »
close2u
Asus4 chord minor shape on the chord diagram is fingers 124 but my 4 finger wont extend to fret 3
Asus4 major shape same problem /  i thought the finger shown on the diagram were what we were
advised to use.
as of A minor 7 we not yet covered it in beginners course.
i might be confused , ill re watch lesson again, and re advise you on my problem
stich101
ill try those exercise but i found those impossible as well.............

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Re: B2-1102 Beginner sus chords
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 08:15:31 am »
Edward.
Just for clarity.

There is no such thing as sus4 minor shape or sus major shape.

The very essence of a sus chord is that it is not minor and it is not major. It's 'quality' is suspended. It is neither of those things.
You can go to / from a sus chord from minor and you can go to / from a sus chord from major. But if you notice on the chord diagrams, both major and minor A chords share two fingers in the same frets at the same position. Namely, fret 2 of the D and G strings.
The A Major chord has fret 2 on the B string.
The A minor chord has fret 1 on the B string.
The sus 2 chord has open B string.
The sus4 chord has fret 3 on the B string.
The only changes occurring are on the B string.

Justin's fingerings are suggestions. You can use other fingers too - these are not the only options.
Try figuring out a combination that works for you on the sus4 chord.
Maybe 1,2, 4
Or 2, 1, (extended along) 3.
Or 2, 3, 4.

 

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