Watch the Sus2 Chords online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Chord Cookbook

Another ‘suspended’ color we can use to alter a major or minor chord is the Sus2 or suspended second. This is where we remove the major or minor third of the chord and replace it by the second degree up from the root. The sus2 and sus4 chords can give a chord progression an ambiguous atmosphere, sometimes even obscuring the tonality.