Learn How to Play the Bbsus4
In the following free guitar tutorial, you will learn how to play the Bbsus4 Chord on Guitar (also known as B Flat Sus 4, B Flat Suspended 4th, A#Sus4). You are welcome to skip right down to the chord charts and video demo below if you like, or you can stick around and learn a bit of theory behind this chord.
This chord is built out of the Bb Major Scale. The B Flat Major Scale is comprised of the following 7 notes: Bb C, D, Eb, F, G, and A. We need three of these notes to build our chord. But which three? Well there is no need to figure it out as the Guitar Gods have already provided us with an easy little formula. That formula is: 1,4 and 5. This just means that we take the 1st, 4th and 5th positions of the Bb Scale. When we do this, we arrive at the notes: Bb, Eb and F. Pretty easy stuff right?
There are 4 variations of this chord below. These are for intermediate to advanced guitarists. In order to play these chords correctly, you will need to understand how to play barre chords and how to mute strings.
Here is a key that will help you read the charts:
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.
Bbsus4 Video Demonstration
Here is the Bbsus4 Barre Chord as played on the 1st fret.