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Thread: Eric's Sus2 lick

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    Registered User metallibeast's Avatar
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    Eric's Sus2 lick

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    Hi Eric,
    I wanted to ask you more about the Sus2 lick shown in the pulse newsletter

    The lick is in E minor, so my question is if I'm playing in a band, say with a bassist, drummer and/or rhythm guitarist or keyboardist. How would I actually use this lick in my playing? If the guitarist is playing a Em chord can I play this lick over it? I understand that sus chords or appergios would give you a suspend feeling, wanting to resolve, whats the best way to use this lick?

    -Beast

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    One thing I usually do first when I wanna try something like that, before getting into any analyzing or whatever, I either put on a jam track in a certain key or program a simple chord in Powertab and try the lick.
    The lick is tabbed out in the key of Emin, and you can play it over an Em ( or over D5-E5, or a G )... BUT since sus2-chords really are neither major nor minor, you can use that same lick in the key of A maj too ( IV and V= D Maj / E Maj )... or A min ( IV and V= Dmin Emin, in that case you might have to stretch a bit more since itŽll most likely sound better if you play the an F instead of F# in the Esus 2 ), or in D Maj.
    Try it out... it might take some experimenting cuz some of those possibilities will sound odd, but maybe youŽll find some cool new sounds...
    Eric

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    B E F# A D E

    These also could be thought of as B sus4 and A sus4.

    Am B E Harmonic
    A Bm Key of D
    A B Key of E
    Am Bm Key of G

    Dm E A Harmonic
    D Em Key of G
    D E Key of A
    Dm Em Key of C
    "Listen to the Spaces Between the sounds."
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