The Locrian Scale
The Locrian scale is the last of the seven modes based around the pianoīs
white keys. One of the funniest things about this scale is that itīs often
used in jazz and Death Metal (!). Now, the educated jazz player
probably wouldn't admit playing the same note combination as some guy with
an upside down cross burned to his forehead. On the other hand, the local death musician
would likely rather burn in hell than being accused of playing JAZZ!
Gently strum a Bm7flat5-chord (B, D, F, A) while softly playing some clean B
Locrian notes over it (The scale with the tonic in B is: B, C, D, E, F, G and
A). Then turn the distortion way up, paint the compulsory upside down cross
on your forehead and play the same Locrian notes with a tremolo inspired by
Mr Diabolo himself. Could Death Jazz be the next big thing one wonders...