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Lazy Chord

Here’s a lazy little chord,

To play it on guitar, it’s just “000000,” meaning all of the open strings on standard tuning: E-A-D-G-B-E. The score version above is an octave higher, barred on the 12th fret.

They call it the E Minor Seventh Suspended Fourth. It can also be thought of as an Asus4(add 9). I use this chord everywhere lately, as a minor ii, as a dominant, or just idly strumming when I am unable to summon my lazy left hand to the fretboard.

The Em7(sus4) chord is built mostly on fourths. Compare it to the similar chord found in the intro to Final Fantasy.

Please forgive my awful tunings in the above widgets; I’m just a drummmer.