Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson – Learn to Play Bsus4

The Bsus4 Guitar Chord (also known as B Suspended 4, or B Suspended 4th)  is found in the B Major Scale: B C# D# E F# G# A# B. It is made up of the 1, 4 and 5 of this scale. Meaning the notes B, E and F#.

Bsus4 Guitar Chord notes: B E F#

Like most chords, there are several different ways to play the Bsus4 chord.  I have listed two different ways you can play it  below.  One is a barre chord and the other is not.  The non-barre version of this chord is easier, but still a bit difficult as you have to stretch your fingers somewhat in order to finger this chord.

Here is a key that will help you read the chart:

Basic Guitar Chords Chart Key

Everything on the above chart should be self explanatory, except for the last three in the third column. They may need a bit of explaining. The O, or open symbol, simply means that you do not press down on any notes on that string. The X means you do not strum that particular string. The Barre symbol means you need to barre that particular fret. When you barre a fret you are pressing down on multiple strings at the same time with one finger.

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Chord Playing Tips: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough. You should play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right.

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