# E Flat Locrian Mode on the Guitar – 5 CAGED Positions, Tabs and Theory

‘E flat locrian’ is the 7th mode of the F flat Major scale. The notes in Eb locrian are:

Eb – Fb – Gb – Ab – Bbb – Cb – Db

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 Eb locrian using both the parallel approach and the derivative approach.

## Eb Locrian Mode Using The Parallel Approach

Eb Major scale has the following notes:

Eb – F – G – Ab – Bb – C – D

If we ‘lower’ the 2nd note (F), 3rd note (G), 5th note (Bb), 6th note (C) and 7th note (D), we get the following:

Eb – Fb – Gb – Ab – Bbb – Cb – Db

## Eb Locrian Mode Using The Derivative Approach

Eb is the 7th note of the Fb Major scale:

Fb – Gb – Ab – Bbb – Cb – Db – Eb

If we play the Fb Major scale and start on the 7th note we get the following:

Eb – Fb – Gb – Ab – Bbb – Cb – Db

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

## Eb Locrian in the Open Position

Firstly, let’s look at the open position:

## Eb Locrian Mode CAGED Positions

Now let’s look at Eb locrian in the 5 different CAGED positions along the fretboard.

### Eb Locrian in the 12th Position (Lowest Fret is 12)

That covers the 5 basic positions and the open position of Eb locrian along the guitar fretboard. For an in depth explanation of the locrian mode, check out locrian mode explained.