Suspended triads on guitar

Root position suspended triads

The suspended triad has three intervals: the root or 1, 4, and 5. Each triad is identified by the root note (red diamond).

 

First inversions

The first inversion brings the root to the top. Therefore, the order of notes is 4, 5, R (low to high).

 

Second inversions

The second inversion brings the fourth to the top. Therefore, the order of notes is 5, R, 4 (low to high).

 

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