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11-28-2009, 01:27 PM
I hope this makes sense....a G7sus chord, it is tabbed 0212and3 (chord diagram shows 2nd and 3rd fret on the A string?) How would this be played/strummed? Thanks!

The Pinneapple Pirate
11-28-2009, 01:33 PM
well im not sure if I entirely understand the question, but I'm pretty sure the G7sus chord is 0013 on standard tuning, but it looks like you've got five numbers there and not just four so im not sure

but yeah, i play it index finger on the first fret of the E string and ring finger on the 3rd fret of the A string
hope that helps

11-28-2009, 01:40 PM
Hey thank you! The chord in question is shown in Doc Ukes website in the song "I Will"

I had not seen it written that way before...

The Pinneapple Pirate
11-28-2009, 01:43 PM
yeah i use this site for chords


doesn't always have the easiest ways to do chords, but it sure has a lot haha

this one's pretty good too
not as many though

11-29-2009, 11:44 PM
G7sus or G7sus4 is 0213.

On re-entrant tuning that's actually G7sus4/D. On low G tuning it's plain G7sus4.

The 0212and3 thing could mean a change between G7 (0212) and G7sus4 (0213). That change between the major 3rd and the suspended 4th is a classic device. The 4th drops a little bit of tension in there that wants to resolve to the nice comfortable major 3rd.

A lot of songs use the major 3rd / suspended 4th motif: 'Honky Tonk Women', 'Pinball Wizard', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' etc etc etc.

This case is a little bit different as you've got that 7th in there to add a bit of colour, but the tension/resolution thing remains.