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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Garrett Mireles, May 27, 2003.
What's it good for? I'm getting really pissed off at this thing..can't use it for diddly squat.
it is good for playing over half diminished chords. like b d f a.
Most solos I play are in locrian mode.
It sounds wicked whatever the style.
perfect to darken a happy song of put fury into a mellow tune.
Hi Garrett, good to see you back.
Locrian perhaps has more application in Jazz than, say, metal, I would think.
Half-diminished chords (AKA, m7b5 - or, minor 7th with flat 5th) are one candidate.
It's might be worth pointing out that the flat 2nd is something of an "avoid note" in this case. A better scale to use over half dim chords might be the 6th mode of the melodic minor. The only difference between that and Locrian is that it doesn't have a flattened 2nd.
So, B Locrian would be:
B C D E F G A B
Whereas the 6th mode of melodic minor, transposed to B, would be:
B C# D E F G A B
The C# works well over a half-diminished chord.
Still, play the scale, internalise its sound, and you never know where you'll find a use for it.
Locrian #2 is the sixth mode of the melodic minor scale, also known as half-diminished.
Ah crap, that'll teach me to post late at night.
You're right of course, I'll go correct that.
Thanks...i THINK Locrian is the one I'm thinking of...there's no 5th degree..I'm trying to picture it..oh well
Yea figures, I don't like jazz, guess that's why I'm having trouble making use of it =P
Oh boy, look who signed their own TB death warrent.
Well then work out how you can fit it into the music you do like
So don't use it.
Locrian is an available color, nothing more. If you were a painter, there's no rule that says you have to use red.
Not enough 'hoover-like' sounds for you eh?
I dig Locrian. It can sound sinister yet peppy - in a demented circus kind of way.
Is the Locrian mode in any way related to the "Tone-Locrian" mode?
"Funky Cold Medina"
-that you never actually heard
i'm a LYDIAN-Dominant kinda guy myself.
Six of one, 4 of the other.
That'd be you, if anything. Aren't we suppose to be open minded here?
So what if I don't like jazz...I don't yell at people who don't like classical. To each his own.
By the way, "warrant" is spelled w-a-r-r-a-n-t
Hey you bastard, I thought you left. Yeah, I'm a Dust Devil man myself
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I was just trying to write a riff for each mode, and locrain was being a little whore
just takes a little more work to "fit something in".