Csus2 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chord Csus2 (also known as C Suspended 2 or plain old C2 guitar chord) with this free guitar lesson.


The C Suspended 2 Chord is found in the C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C. It is made up of the 1, 2, and 5 of the C Major scale. Meaning the notes C, D and G.

Csus2 Chord Notes: C D G

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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