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Suspended chords are often used to give the music a feeling that it needs to resolve into another chord. For example, C4 sets up and resolves nicely to a regular C Major chord. (Music playing) So, C4 would be C, the F which is a four, G and C. If you are in the key of B flat, you count at 4. C sets 4 will be B flat, E-flat, F and B-flat. E-flat is the fourth. That resolves nicely to B-flat.
C augmented is written like this. C augmented means you sharp the fifth. (Demonstration) and then you sharp the fifth. So B, C, E, G sharp, C, E, G sharp. (Demonstration)
Augmented chords work nicely for blues or gospel turn-around on the five chord. If you are in G, at the end of a sequence, you could play the D augmented, like this. (Music playing)
I think we already talked about diminished chords, but here it is again. (Demonstration) C diminished chord has a flat 3rd and a flat 5th. So, in the key of C, it would be C, E flat, and G flat. (Music playing)
Note values. As for quarter notes and eighth notes beats values, remember that if you split up the eighth note, you get sixteenth notes, and so on. Musical notes in their beat values can all be written down by placing their symbols on the corresponding staff lines.
There are many books to help you learn to read and write music, which will enable you to play first class pieces of music written by other musicians. But if you have the time, the best way to learn to play the piano or write music is to hire a good old-fashioned teacher to rip you over the knuckles and hit you with a ruler if you screw up.