Suspended Triads

Suspended (AKA sus) triads are similar to MAJOR triads but instead of using stacked MAJOR and minor 3rds, they use stacked MAJOR 2nds and PERFECT 4ths. The term “suspended” means that the iii scale degree of the MAJOR scale is suspended in favor of either the ii or IV scale degree.

SUS 2 TRIADS

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Stacked Intervals: P1, M2, P4
Rooted Intervals: P1, M2, P5
Integer: 0, 2, 7

SUS 4 TRIADS

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Stacked Intervals: P1, P4, M2
Rooted Intervals: P1, P4, P5
Integer: 0, 5, 7