Big Chord List

Here is a cool list I made for my own studies. It shows all the chords that are diatonic to the natural modes, plus the modes of both the harmonic and melodic minor scales.


Careful using these as pure modes. We are so accustomed to hearing the V7 —> I resolution that some chord combinations could easily confuse the sound of the mode with a relative scale. The tricky places are the 1/2 steps in these scales, and any tritones which exist. These are the tension/resolution notes, or color notes that create tension and motion. These can lead the listener to hear it as a key relative to the mode you are intending. Use your ears!