A7sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

The A7sus4 Chord is found by first locating the 1, 4, 5,b7 (A, D,E and G) of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A.  The b7, or “Flattened 7th” is just the seventh note of the A Major scale flattened a half  step or semitone to the “G” note.

So the notes of the A7sus4 Chord are: A, D, E and G

The A7sus4 chord chart diagram below will illustrate how to finger this chord on your guitar.

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

Guitar Chord 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.

Chord Playing Tip: 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.