suspended sharp 4 chords ?

  1. They're not super common as the only place they occur in a regular major scale is on the subdominant (IV), every other interval has a perfect 4th. That said they're a fantastic choice, especial when playing in Lydian, but even when they're outside of the key they're a great source of tension that resolves really nicely since a sharp 4th is a tritone and most of functional harmony is build around resolving tritones.

  2. How then would you define this particular Viennese trichord's function? I'm asking in part because I saw what the Wikipedia article (

  3. The notes in your chord could easy be described as G Major 7 sus, and the C would resolve down to a B. There is also a missing note that could be added without much change in the sound, D.

  4. I once used it in a song and to write it down I just used "C lyd" (C lydian) because I didn't know how else to call it. I think Lydian chords are a different thing tho, so I'm not sure if it could be called like that.

  5. Sus means either a perfect 4th or 2nd in place of the third. If you play a sus chord, then sharp the 4th, you'd be playing two notes that are next to one another, unless inverted below the root or placed as a #11.

  6. It shouldn't be called b5. We already have the G in there being the perfect fifth and doesn't make sense to have two of the same interval in most contexts.

  7. So what you say is that if we see a #4, it probably means that the third is played or omitted and in this particular case, it should be noted as an "add#11" chord ?

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