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The dreaded Eb7sus4...

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

  1. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    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??

  2. JTE


    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    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


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Just play e flat. That will get you through to the next chord.
  4. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    I was merely expressing my frustration in the mode changes: each time we go through the progression(Gminor, Dm9, A major, Eb7sus4) my gui****s likes to change the voicing of that chord. That means me and the keys player have to change modes as well:mad:.
  5. BassChuck


    Nov 15, 2005
    Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see how changing the voicing changes the mode.