B Locrian Ukulele Scale (mode) - Slack-key


Slack-key Tuning (gCEG).
View this scale in: Standard Tuning (gCEA)G-Tuning (DGBE)D-Tuning (ADF#B)

The Locrian mode is the seventh mode of the major scale. It is a minor mode and contains the diminished fifth, in contrast to the three other minor modes which contain a perfect fifth. It is close enough to the Phrygian mode with the only difference being the fifth. This is the mode used on a minor seventh flat chord (m7b5) and on a diminished chord.

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Staff Line Notation

Scale details

  • Type : Major
  • Number of notes : 7
  • Formula : 1,b2,b3,4,b5,b6,b7
  • Notes : B, C, D, E, F, G, A
  • Intervals : H,W,W,H,W,W,W
  • Degrees : B (I - tonic), C (II - supertonic), D (III - mediant), E (IV - subdominant), F (V - dominant), G (VI - submediant), A (VII - leading tone)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the B Locrian Uke scale in Slack-key Tuning (gCEG), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5


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