Lately I've been messing around with quartals on the neck. For those unfamiliar, quartals are chords made of stacked fourths. I have a couple of questions for people more comfortable with quartals.
1. How the hell do you name them? The best I've thought to do is name them/apply them using the highest note on the chord, since that's what my ear tends to gravitate towards, the middle note and the root are color tones while the bass player or piano establishes the root. I've been referring to them for my own knowledge as Q5 or Q6 which leads to my next question.
2. Should I be using only perfect fourths or should I be using the fourths that occur diatonically? As of now I've been experimenting with quartals in relation to the Dorian mode (1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7) since the four fourths stacked on top of each other essentially make a m11 chord and because the m6 interval is pretty harsh. Would it be worth it to explore quartals for the other modes or even other scales?