How to Play the F7sus4 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the F7sus4 guitar chord with this free tutorial.  Before you learn how to play this chord by referencing the chord charts below, stick around to learn a bit of theory behind how this chord is formed.

This chord is taken from the F Major Scale.  The F Major Scale contains the following notes: F, G, A, B Flat, C, D, and E.  We need to take the  1, 4, 5 and b7 steps of this scale in order to make this chord, or the notes: F, Bb, C and Eb.  That little “b7” symbol simply means that we take the 7th step of the F Major Scale and flatten, or go back, 1/2 step to give us our “Eb”.

There are 3 variations of this chord below.  Two of which are barre chords. If you need help with barre chords, click the link below for a great post on this topic:

Beginners Guide to Mastering Barre Chords

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

Guitar Chord Chart Key

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.

F7sus4 Video Demos

F7sus4 in Open G Tuning