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 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, Eb, 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, Bb, 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, Bb, 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, Eb, F, G, G#, A#, C, D
D#/Eb: Eb, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, Eb
E: E, F, G, A, Bb, 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, Bb, 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

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

Relative keys – Locrian and Major

The same notes can be found in different Major and Locrian scales:

It is only a semi-step between the roots in the relative scales.