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Jazz Guitar Lessons: Modes: Locrian

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The Locrian Mode
the crazy mode.
It really is.
There's really no specific
stand alone reason to blow or
take a solo with the Locrian Mode.
I have to be honest.
But it does exist for a reason because
it's the scale that goes along with
the minor seven flat five chord,
and that's in the key of C.
This one.
So you need to know it just to
be able to play on top of the B
minor seven flat five chord.
But we're not gonna create a progression
or a play along to play with it,
because it really situationally does
not exist as a stand alone thing.
So, it, it's I said it's a crazy
scale because it's the only one
that has a flatted fifth.
It's, it's got a flat everything
because if you compare it to B major,
remember it's coming from C.
But we're going to compare
it to the B major scale.
And so in that case you have a,
a flat second.
Instead of a,
instead of a C sharp it's a C.
A flat third, so it's a minor note.
The only note that's not
flat is at the fourth.
It's the only one.
And then a flatted fifth, flatted sixth,
flatted seventh, and the one again.
So comparing it to the major scale.
The only note that's
the same is the fourth.
Right, lower that.
So basically that's the construction
of the Locrian scale.
And again, we don't need to spend
a lot of time talking about it and
a lot of time playing on it.
Because it really only comes up in
passing, when we're dealing with
playing a minor seven, five, five as
a chord moving through a progression.
And in those instances,
we will think of it more
as related to the chord than as
a standalone scale by itself.
So that's the modes.
I hope it makes a lot
of sense to all of you.
And really go through
all those play alongs.
And, and experiment with them.
And find your own user's form.
I'd love to hear what you come up with.
You know it's, I love to exchange ideas.
Send me what you got and let's,
let's get into these modes and
hopefully we'll all be
great mode warriors.