Locrian mode

The Locrian mode is one of the seven modes. As you can see, the B Locrian has the same notes as in C Major, but the tonic starts at B. The chord built from the tonic in this case is also diminished, such as Bdim that includes B, D, F.

The diminished character gives the Locrian scale a rare sound and it is probably most used in jazz. See also Super Locrian Scale.

C

C Locrian scale diagram
Notes: C, C#, D#, F, F#, G#, A#, C

C# / Db

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

D

D Locrian scale diagram
Notes: D, D#, F, G, G#, A#, C, D

D# /Eb

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

E

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

F

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

F# / Gb

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

G

G Locrian scale diagram
Notes: G, G#, A#, C, C#, D#, F, G

G# / Ab

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

A

A Locrian scale diagram
Notes: A, A#, C, D, D#, F, G, A

A# / Bb

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

B

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

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

Interval: 1, 2b, 3b, 4, 5b, 6b, 7b
Semi-notes: 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2
Formula: Half, Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Whole