The dreaded Eb7sus4...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bassdude15, Jan 19, 2014.


  1. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    Depending on how you voice it, it can either be Locrian, Dorian, Phrygian, or Mixolydian (am I forgetting anything)??
    What have your experiences been with this dreaded chord??










    Thanks,
    Bassdude15
     
  2. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

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    Eb7 is Eb G Bb Db

    "sus 4" means the third is suspended with the 4th, so the G is out and replaced by Ab. Therefore, it's Eb, A, Bb, Db. I'm a bassist so my first job is to define the harmony, so I'm looking at Eb and Bb. Without context of the chord before or the chord after, any other speculation is purely speculation.

    So, what's yer point?
     
  3. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    Just play e flat. That will get you through to the next chord.
     
  4. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    I was merely expressing my frustration in the mode changes: each time we go through the progression(Gminor, Dm9, A major, Eb7sus4) my guitards likes to change the voicing of that chord. That means me and the keys player have to change modes as well:mad:.
     
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  6. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how changing the voicing changes the mode.
     

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