SUS Chords: Use them to Make Your Songs BETTER

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Download the full chords cheat-book (it’s fancy, free and printable) that I mention in the video:

Hey friends. Welcome to the only lesson which will not only explain sus chords, but also show you how YOU can add them to real songs and make them sound better. Enjoy!


0:00 – Introduction and basic demonstrations

2:10 – Demo: Adding sus chords to “Leaving on a Jetplane” (John Denver)

3:10 – Demo: Adding sus chords to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (Elton John)

4:45 – Demo: Summer of 69

6:00 – The theory behind suspended chords

9:30 – Demo: Adding sus chords to “Time of Your Life” (Green Day)

10:40 – Demo: Adding sus chords to “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Doors” (Bob Dylan)

11:50 – Demo: Adding sus chords to “Ziggy Stardust” (David Bowie)

12:30 – Demo: The actual sus chords riffs used in “Into the Mystic” (Van Morrison)

Alon Cooper

Alon Cooper

Hey! I'm Cooper, and I hope I can be a helpful friend on your musical journeys. I'm a music artist based in Austin & Amsterdam, playing venues with a band / solo, and trying to learn with the most inspiring musicians wherever I go. In the last 8 years I've lived in Australia, northern Europe, the US and more.

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