Ambient Chords

A lot of people ask what kind of chords work well for Ambient music. That varies a lot.

As I research it further, I will post more, but for now here is what I have.

Last updated: 2/26/21

The question of ambient chords was asked on Quora.

First answer was Major chords.

Here’s an excellent answer.

If you forget the scales and how to read music, here they are:

Some people said the Harmonic Minor chords work well.

Another person suggested chords based on fourth intervals.

I have found that the Dorian mode is useful because it has a hopefulness as well as being a bit negative-sounding with the minor feel it has. In fact, it seems Dorian combines both major and minor modes. That is pleasing to me (and others, I think).