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Locrian and its variants (Locrian nat6, etc) are not considered "diminished scales" the way the HW and WH scales are.

What are the HW and WH scales? They're alternations of whole and half steps and half and whole steps. RainDog has a great article on this in the archives.
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Quote by mjkshreds
How is the diminished scale played. I am pretty sure it is just a semetrical patern that goes up a half step each string and on the b string it goes up a whole step.

The two most commonly used diminished scales are whole-half diminished and half-whole diminished. They're spelled exactly as they sound - whole-half alternates whole and half steps from the root beginning on a whole step. Half-whole alternates half and whole steps from the root beginning on a half step.

They're used (usually) in different harmonic settings though, so take that into consideration when trying to achieve a particular sound.
#4
Quote by :-D
The two most commonly used diminished scales are whole-half diminished and half-whole diminished. They're spelled exactly as they sound - whole-half alternates whole and half steps from the root beginning on a whole step. Half-whole alternates half and whole steps from the root beginning on a half step.

They're used (usually) in different harmonic settings though, so take that into consideration when trying to achieve a particular sound.


+1

And you can use either w/h or h/w because the triad that the scale is based on is not altered.