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Thread #22638   Message #246587
Posted By: Marion
23-Jun-00 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Is Cm7sus a real chord?
Subject: Is Cm7sus a real chord?
Hi folks. In a published music book (a Paul Simon anthology) I found that they want me to play Cm7sus.

I am confused. Doesn't "sus" mean suspended fourth? And doesn't suspended fourth mean that the fourth note is included and the third excluded? And isn't it the third note that determines whether a triad is major or minor? How can you have a minor suspended fourth? Am I right in calculating that the addition of the sharped seventh is irrelevant to this dilemma?

Is Paul Simon just playing with my head? Could be - it's in the song "Feeling Groovy" and maybe there's a hidden message here for guitar players not to stress over their chords...

Marion