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Thread #22638   Message #246639
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
23-Jun-00 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: Is Cm7sus a real chord?
Subject: RE: Is Cm7sus a real chord?
Technically, a "suspension" is a non-harmonic note that is tied over from the preceding chord(not always a fourth), in place of one of the harmonic notes in the chord. Generally, but not always, it resolves to the chord. For this reason, even if the minor third note has a fourth in it's place, it is still could be proper to refer to the chord as a minor seventh.

Then, there is the other factor, which is that often times, God-only-knows how the chords that are printed in a music book are determined--some klotz who is being payed $15 dollars per song, may have just guessed at what to call the chord, or worse, just guessed at what chord to put there.