Types of Suspension edit
Suspensions are a musical device designed to create musical tension and then release it. They come in various forms, but all have the commonality of changing one of the notes in a triad and then returning to that note.
Suspensions are defined based on where the suspension is above the bass note in the chord.
4-3 suspensions edit
7-6 suspensions edit
9-8 suspensions edit
7-8 suspensions edit
This type of suspension often occurs when the leading note has been in the previous chord, such as in a perfect cadence. The leading note is held on before resolution.
This type of suspension was most commonly used in early small ensemble music.