Super Locrian Scales

Super Locrian or Altered Scale is built on the Locrian Scale and is particurly used in modern jazz. The scaled is typically used together with altered dominant seventh chords, which are common in jazz. A third name for this scale is Diminished Whole Tone. This scale is also the same as the seventh mode of the Melodic Minor.

The scale is often called Altered Scale since five of seven notes have been altered in comparison to the normal notes in the major key. The scale includes for example a minor seventh which is characteristic for seventh dominant chords. It has also a major third plus both diminshed and augmented fifths, which are typical ingridents in altered seventh chords (the scale is actually consisting 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

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