#1
I don't hear of this mode being used much, in metal at least. I read about the modes and this mode is diminished right? Meaning its "darker" sounding than the major and minor modes?

Anyway, I was wondering if any notable metal bands toyed around with this scale?
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#2
Locrian mode: 1, 2b, 3b, 4, 5b, 6b, 7b, 8
3b and 5b = diminished, so yes.
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#3
you'd hear it more in jazz over top of diminished or half diminished 7 chords. Its not common at all. I cant think of any metal that uses it.
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#4
It's not very common in alot of stuff is it? I heard it was really just suppose to be a scale theoretically.
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#5
Lilly Allen the pop singer, sings in the locrain mode. I wouldn't really call it "dark", but like more "freaky", It is also used in Indian music.
#6
It's not a "darker" sounding scale, it has that wierd diminished/tritone sound to it though. Most metal players just play a b5 with their regular minor scales anyway, so playing exclusively with the intervals from Locrian mode becomes obsolete.
#7
If you really want to have a dark sound, maybe you could add some off-notes or blue notes? Passing notes before the fifth will enable you to use that tritone. How "dark" a mode/scale sounds really depends more on how you use it.

But your mostly right. The locrian mode is unstable and is generally called a dark mode.
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If you really want to have a dark sound, maybe you could add some off-notes or blue notes? Passing notes before the fifth will enable you to use that tritone. How "dark" a mode/scale sounds really depends more on how you use it.

But your mostly right. The locrian mode is unstable and is generally called a dark mode.


yeah I hear you. I listen to mostly COB, Arch enemy, In flames, Trivium, Megadeth, Pantera, etc.... kinda stuff and I know most of those bands are primarily the natural, harmonic, and pentatonic minor. But I was just curious from reading about the modes.

I like weird stuff that can sound out of place, and sorta want to have my own style besides the typical minor pentatonic shred stuff.
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#9
i love the locrian mode. Buckethead uses it. Megadeth uses it (hangar 18=F# Locrian anyone?). It just sounds wierd, which makes it awesome