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Cello Lessons: Chord Scale: Minor 7b5b9b13 - Locrian

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[MUSIC]
A minor seven flat five cord with
the other alterations of flat nine flat
thirteen is associated
with the Locrian mode.
Locrian in the Greek mode is
associated with the seventh scale
degree of the major scale.
So if we're playing in C Locrian,
it actually will use the same
pitches as D flat major because C is
the seventh scale degree in D flat.
The scale degrees of Locrian are one,
flat two, flat three,
four, flat five, flat six,
flat seven, and then the root.
The only note that isn't flated, it's
not altered, is the fourth scale degree.
[SOUND]
Transposable
fingering.
[SOUND]
This
can be a hard
sound to get
in your ear.
But, on a technical level,
it can help to think of it as
the pitches of D flat major
resting on a root of C.
Let's see how it sounds
with the backing track.
[MUSIC]
Spend
some
time
getting
to know
the
Locrian
scale.
And keep in mind it's based on the seventh
scale degree of the major scale.
Figure it out in all 12 keys, eventually.
But hang out with this backing track for
awhile and get the sound in your ear.
[MUSIC]