releases “Cool Rhythmic Idea with Chords - Easy Rhythm Guitar Lesson”

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Today I want to show you this little rhythmic trick, it’s not so much adding a note to a chord, but removing a note and then putting it back

“Today I want to show you this little rhythmic trick”, says Johnson, “it’s not so much adding a note to a chord, but removing a note and then putting it back”. Claude demonstrates this concept using an Em7 (E minor seven) barre chord of which he removes and then replaces the minor third note. This concept is known as suspending the chord and by removing the minor third and replacing it with the major second you get Em7sus2 (E minor seven suspended two). Johnson demonstrates the chord voicing he is using as follows; first finger barred across the 7th fret of the 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and first strings, 8th fret of the 2nd string with 2nd finger and 9th fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger. Next Claude removes his 2nd finger and allowing his first finger to fret the 7th fret now it becomes Em7sus2. Claude continues by strumming a rhythm and alternating between lifting his 2nd finger and then replacing it with a hammer-on. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner guitar lesson at

A suspended or sus chord is when the third of the triad is omitted and replaced with another note from the scale, such as Csus2 where the third is replaced with the second or Csus4 where the third is replaced by the fourth.

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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