Let’s now transpose our example into a natural minor scale. Textures work in the same way no matter what scale or mode you are using.
Similarly as we did before, we can make this texture more colorful by transforming the chords into a related mode. I will now be adding a major 6th to the first, second and last bar to add a bit of dorian color to them, while i’ll be adding a major 9th to the third bar to make it sound in natural minor.
What I would also like to point out is that I think off added dissonances as colors. Adding major or augmented added dissonances, like major 6ths, augmented 4ths, ect., will make the chords sound brighter, while adding minor or diminished added dissonances will make the chords sound darker. Also note that you will be achieving the best results, if you add added dissonances in the upper or mid register of your chordal structure. Adding them too low will make the harmony (or texture) sound muddy.