Lesson Plan


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Lesson notes

The Locrian mode belongs to the set of scales called the Major Modes. The Major Modes consist of seven scales derived from and using the same notes as one parent Major scale, but starting and ending on each of the different degrees of that parent scale. Locrian is the 7th Mode of the Major scale, so it starts and ends on the 7th degree of its parent scale. Locrian has a very dark, dissonant sound, and typically works best over min7(b5) chords. Locrian has two notes different from natural minor. We’ll learn the right and left hand Locrian mode fingerings in all twelve keys.