Chord Progressions: Sus2 Resolved to Minor Triad

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Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a Csus2 (read “C suspended second chord”) with its minor triad resolution:

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Notice how unstable and antsy the sus2 chord sounds and feels, like it needs to go somewhere, and how that instability is relieved upon the arrival of the minor triad.

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