LOCRIAN  MODE  (SCALE)
The Locrian mode or scale is the 6th of 7 of the Ecclesiastical Modes also known as Church modes as they were derived from the Gregorian Chants.
C Locrian Mode:
C
Db
Eb
F
Gb
Ab
Bb
C
Scale Formula:
1
b2
b3
4
b5
b6
b7
1
Other types of scales use selected notes of a Major key and alter them as well. For example, the Blues scale formula is  1 -  b3 -  4 -  b5 -  5 -  b7. For other types of scale formulas refer to the SCALE FORMULAS page.
There are 3 types of scale fingering patterns shown below. The Caged system is the easiest pattern to learn and provides for a 2 octave range in 1 hand position. All of the numbers in RED are the suggested fingerings. Once you memorize this fingering pattern you can reuse it by moving up or down the fretboard. Whatever note you start on is the 1st note of the scale.
Caged System - Root on 6th string.




Caged System - Root on 5th string




Horizontal System - Uses more of the fretboard to give you a 3 octave range.




 




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