Super Locrian Scales

The Super Locrian, also known as the Altered Scale, is built on the Locrian Mode and is particularly used in modern jazz. The scale is typically used together with altered dominant seventh chords, such as 7b9 and 7#9. A third name for this scale is Diminished Whole Tone. This scale is also identical to the seventh mode of the Melodic Minor (e.g. G Altered is identical to the 7th mode of Ab Melodic).

Super Locrian is often called Altered Scale since five of seven notes have been altered in comparison to the normal notes in the major keys. The scale includes a minor seventh, which is characteristic for seventh dominant chords. It also has a major third plus both diminished and augmented fifths, which are typical ingredients in altered seventh chords (the scale consist of tones that could be found in every possible altered dominant 7th chord).

C

C Altered scale diagram
Notes: C, Db, D#, E, Gb, G#, Bb, C

C# / Db

C# Altered scale diagram
Notes: C#, D, E, F, G, A, B, C#

D

D Altered scale diagram
Notes: D, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, A#, C, D

D# /Eb

D# Altered scale diagram
Notes: D#, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D#

E

E Altered scale diagram
Notes: E, F, G, G#, A#, C, D, E

F

F Altered scale diagram
Notes: F, Gb, G#, A, B, C#, D#, F

F# / Gb

F# Altered scale diagram
Notes: F#, G, A, A#, C, D, E, F#

G

G Altered scale diagram
Notes: G, Ab, A#, B, Db, D#, F, G

G# / Ab

G# Altered scale diagram
Notes: G#, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G#

A

A Altered scale diagram
Notes: A, Bb, C, C#, D#, F, G, A

A# / Bb

A# Altered scale diagram
Notes: A#, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, A#

B

B Altered scale diagram
Notes: B, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, B

Super Locrian Scales overview
C: C, Db, D#, E, Gb, Ab, Bb, C
C#/Db: C#, D, E, F, G, A, B, C#
D: D, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, A#, C, D
D#/Eb: Eb, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D#
E: E, F, G, G#, A#, C, D, E
F: F, Gb, G#, A, B, C#, D#, F
F#/Gb: F#, G, A, A#, C, D, E, F#
G: G, Ab, A#, B, Db, D#, F, G
G#/Ab: G#, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G#
A: A, Bb, C, C#, D#, F, G, A
A#/Bb: A#, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, A#
B: B, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, B

Intervals: 1, 2b, 2#, 3, 5b, 5#, 7b
Semi-notes: 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2
Formula: Half, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Whole, Whole