How to Play the B7sus4 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the B7sus4 guitar chord with this free tutorial.

This chord comes from the B Major Scale.   This scale consists of the following notes:  B C# D# E F# G# A#.   In order to build our B7sus4 chord, we need to pull the 1st, 4th, 5th, and b7 notes from this scale.

This just means that we take the 1st, 4th, 5th and flattened 7th positions or the notes: B, E, F# and A.  The only position that may need explanation is the “b7”.  With the “b7” you first find the 7th position of the B Major Scale which is an “A#”.  We then “flatten” this note, or go back 1/2 step, to give us our “A”.

There are 4 versions of this chord pictured in the charts below that are played with their root notes on the 2nd, 7th and 9th frets.  These are all intermediate to advanced voicings that you may find rather difficult to play if you are a beginner.  This is because you need experience playing barrre chords as well as the ability to mute strings.  This does not mean you should avoid difficult chords like this if you are a beginner.  I am only saying this because I do not want  you to get discouraged if you are unable to play these chords right away.

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

Basic Guitar Chords Chart Key