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    What do you call a chord with a root note, a suspended 4, and an augmented 5? As an example, I have tried Asus4+5 but it looks odd. It plays about like a Dm/A but I wondered if there was a better name. Any input?

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    Context is important in harmony.

    As you say, how do we know it’s not a Dmi?

    That is, what key is the song in, and what chords precede and follow?

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    7b13sus4.

    If the context doesn't affect it, which it probably won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo
    What do you call a chord with a root note, a suspended 4, and an augmented 5? As an example, I have tried Asus4+5 but it looks odd. It plays about like a Dm/A but I wondered if there was a better name. Any input?
    Probably I’d just write Dm/A and forget about the enharmony in the same way that I would write Bb7#11 for a French Sixth chord; whatever is most readable is probably best for chord symbols…

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    Asus(b6) or Dm/A or F6/A
    Last edited by kris; 10-10-2021 at 03:37 AM.

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    If you want, say, exactly A D F, you should write it out. Not that hard to read and you get what you want.

    If you have to communicate it with a chord symbol, it's Dm/A, for which you can get A D F or A F D (spread voicing). Or, knowing guitarists, you may get x 12 12 10 10 10. Or 557765. The notes of Dm with an A on the bottom.

    I would not want to see anything else to specify the exact notes of a Dm triad with an A on the bottom. It would be confusing if I saw it on the fly.

    If you make it a 7thsus or 13th chord, you get a G (and some other notes, depending on the exact chord symbol) which the OP didn't specify.
    Last edited by rpjazzguitar; 10-10-2021 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    7b13sus4.

    If the context doesn't affect it, which it probably won't.
    no 7
    what root name?

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    The problem (at least one of them) with the OP is that it appears to assume that the bass note is the "root" note.

    I guess we should tell Berklee to stop teaching all those closed and spread triads in every inversion, because they're all 13th chords?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo
    What do you call a chord with a root note, a suspended 4, and an augmented 5?
    Aloysius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcjazz
    Aloysius.
    Marmaduke.

    Or Ermintrude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    Marmaduke.

    Or Ermintrude.
    But it’s a sius chord!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcjazz
    But it’s a sius chord!
    Jesus?

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    Sus + aug = Augustus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    Jesus?


    I know, I know, they should have muted the A string. Forgive them for they know not what they do.