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Dsus4, Cadd9, Custom G - 3 Unusual Beginners Chords That Are Often In Songs Together

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The chords Cadd9, Dsus4 and a variation of G, all fit together nicely in terms of changing chords easily, and have therefore become a popular choice for songwriters to use together in songs. This is obviously only a bonus though, as more importantly they also sound great together, in any order really.

Another more common chord that fits nicely with these chords is the Em Chord. In addition, the D Chord will also fit with these chords.

The G chord is still technically G, and referred to as G. Personally, I refer to it as 'Custom G' when I'm teaching it to my students so they differenciate between this and the normal G Chord.


Here are a few songs that use these chords:

  • We are Never Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
  • 22 - Taylor Swift
  • Begin Again - Taylor Swift
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

You will find more by googling "G Cadd9 Dsus4" (include the speech marks to target the search to include all the chords).

Check out this song, which uses the Custom G chord with a capo:

  • A Team - Ed Sheeran

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