PENTATONICS FOR THE SUS7 CHORD:



Here are two Pentatonic Scales that may be used over Csus7:


1. C D F G Bb (C)

That one is derived from the C Dominant Pentatonic: C D E G Bb (C)

The M3 is raised to a P4, and we now have a suitable sound for a sus7 chord.

That (seemingly new) scale is actually a Bb Major Pentatonic scale-- which is also a G Minor Pentatonic:

Bb C D F G (Bb), or G Bb C D F (G), but now starting with a C root.



2. C D F G A (C)

That next scale is derived from the C Major Pentatonic: C D E G A (C)

Here again, the M3 is raised to a P4.

That scale is actually an F Major Pentatonic scale-- which is also a D Minor Pentatonic:

F G A C D (F), or D F G A C (D), but now starting with a C root.



Oh, and don't forget that Csus7 is actually Gm7/C...



here are a few more articles I wrote on Sus Chords:

Sus Chords (Part I)
Sus Chords (Part II)
Substitutions for Sus7 Chords



and here are a few more articles I wrote on the subject of Pentatonics:

Pick Your Pentatonic: a Review of The Most Important Pentatonic Scales
Improvising With Various Pentatonics
Creating Some Pentatonic Scales
Altered Pentatonics









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