Learn exactly how you play the F#7sus4 Guitar Chord (also known as F#7 Suspended 4th, F Sharp 7 Sus 4) with this free guitar lesson.
Before you jump down the post here and view the chord charts, I would just like to explain a little bit of theory that is behind the building of this particular chord. This chord is from the F# Scale: F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, and E#. We need to take 4 notes from this scale in order to form our chord. Those four notes are: F#, B, C# and E. So how did we arrive at those 4 notes? We applied a simple little formula: 1, 4, 5 and b7. This means that we take the 1st, 4th, 5th and flattened 7th positions of the F# scale. The “b7″ or flattened 7th means that we take the 7th step of the scale (E#) and flatten it, or go back, 1/2 step to give us our “E”.
So the notes of the F#7sus4 Chord again are: F#, B, C# and E
Here is a key that will help you read the chart:
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.
Chord Playing Tip: Be sure that you are pressing down on the string 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.