C Sharp Locrian Mode Positions On The Guitar Fretboard

C SHARP LOCRIAN MODE

‘C Sharp Locrian’ is the 7th mode of the D major scale. The notes in C# Locrian are:

C# – D – E – F# – G – A – B

If you have read the post on understanding the locrian mode, you will know that the locrian mode contains a ‘flat 2’, a ‘flat 3’ a ‘flat 5’ a ‘flat 6’ and a ‘flat 7’ (parallel approach). You will also know that it is the 7th mode of the major scale (derivative approach). The locrian mode is a very ‘dark’ sounding mode and is probably the hardest of the 7 modes to get acquainted with. Let’s briefly look at how to construct C# locrian using both the parallel approach and the derivative approach.

Parallel Approach:

C# Major has the following notes:

C# – D# – E# – F# – G# – A# – B#

If we ‘lower’ the 2nd note (D#), 3rd note (E#), 5th note (G#), 6th note (A#) and 7th note (B#), we get the following:

C# – D – E – F# – G – A – B

Derivative Approach:

C# is the 7th note of the D major scale:

D – E – F# – G – A – B – C#

If we play the D major scale and start on the 7th note we get the following:

C# – D – E – F# – G – A – B

Let’s look at the C# locrian mode in the different positions on the guitar fretboard:

Positions Along the Fretboard:

Firstly, let’s look at the open position:

C Sharp Locrian Mode Open Position Frets

C Sharp Locrian Mode Open Position Notes

Now let’s look at C# locrian in the 2nd position (lowest fret is 2)

C Sharp Locrian Mode 2nd Position Frets

C Sharp Locrian Mode 2nd Position Notes

Now let’s look at C# locrian in the 3rd position (lowest fret is 3)

C Sharp Locrian Mode 3rd Position Frets

C Sharp Locrian Mode 3rd Position Notes

Now let’s look at C# locrian in the 6th position (lowest fret is 6)

C Sharp Locrian Mode 6th Position Frets

C Sharp Locrian Mode 6th Position Notes

Now let’s look at C# locrian in the 9th position (lowest fret is 9)

C Sharp Locrian Mode 9th Position Frets

C Sharp Locrian Mode 9th Position Notes

Finally, let’s look at C# locrian in the 10th position (lowest fret is 10)

C Sharp Locrian Mode 10th Position Frets

C Sharp Locrian Mode 10th Position Notes

That covers the 5 basic positions and the open position of C# locrian along the guitar fretboard.

For an in depth explanation of the locrian mode, check out locrian mode explained.

 

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