F#sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

In this free guitar tutorial, you will be learning how to play the F#sus4 guitar chord (also known as , F Sharp Suspended Fourth,F Sharp Sus 4,Gb Sus 4).  This is an advanced guitar chord as it involves barre chords as well as the muting of strings.  It is however excellent practice if you have only been playing basic beginner chords up until now.  I encourage you to give it a try.  There are 4 different versions of this chord below (see chord charts below).  I have also included a video demonstration below of this chord as played on the 2nd fret.

The F sharp suspended fourth chord is found by locating the 1, 4 and 5 positions (F#, B and C#) of the F#  Scale: F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, and E#.

So the notes of the F#sus4 guitar chord are: F#, B and C#

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.

F#sus4 Video Demonstration

Chord Playing Tips

When playing this chord, make certain that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough.  Play each of the strings slowly, one at a time and make sure they all ring clear.  If you hear any buzzing or if any of the notes sound muted, then something is not right.