Mode Construction | Locrian Mode (7 of 7)

The notes of the Locrian mode are very similar to the notes of a natural minor scale. Like the Phrygian mode, the second scale degree of the Locrian mode is flattened by one half step. However, what makes the Locrian mode unique is the fact that it also contains a flattened fifth scale degree.

For this reason, the Locrian mode is the only scale discussed in this video series which will produce a diminished triad.

Here are the notes of an A minor scale.

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By flattening the second scale degree, B, as well as the fifth scale degree, E, we will be have constructed the A Locrian mode.