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Ian Goldie
Mar 16
Hi, does anyone have any tips on being able to differentiate between sus2 and sus4 on the Chordelius game? Was going fine until I got to the level with these! Thanks in advance
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Shani Berger
Mar 16
Honestly? The only tip I can give is to try and separate their notes in your head, and see whether the perfect fourth is at the top or the bottom. Eventually you get used to their sounds, but it takes time.

These two chords are especially evil because they are actually the inversions of each other. A first inversion sus4 chord is actually a sus2 chord, and so on. Just keep on trying, and eventually you'll succeed!
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Ian Goldie
Mar 16
Thank you Shani, I can occasionally hear the 4th interval on the sus4 and I think I've got it, then the next time I think I've got it and nope it's a sus2 😂 reassuring to know it's not an easy one and I'll stick with it, thanks again for your response
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To me, the chords have different movement, if that makes sense. A sus2 sounds like the middle tone is pulling to go up (to the 3rd degree), and a sus4 sounds like the middle tone is pulling down.
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Emma Rivas
Mar 17
Easy. You just have to locate the harmonic (sus2/sus4) (It is higher in pitch than the tonic). Examples: Asus2 chord sounds more depressive than Am (sad) chord. The Csus4 chord sounds more euphoric than the CM (happy) chord. Practice all day, every day to notice the difference. ;)