B Locrian Mode on Mandolin

Here you can learn how to play the Locrian Mode in the key of B on the Mandolin. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the B Locrian Mode, where available we also provide suggested Mandolin fingerings. In the Mandolin view below, you can display the notes of the B Locrian Mode mapped out onto the Mandolin fretboard and switch between the notes, degrees, intervals or, if we have them, suggested Mandolin fingerings.

Notes Ascending

B, C, D, E, F, G, A, B

Notes Descending

B, A, G, F, E, D, C, B

Pattern Ascending

S, T, T, S, T, T, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

T, T, T, S, T, T, S

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

B > B0Perfect Unison (P1)
B > C1minor 2nd (m2)
B > D3minor 3rd (m3)
B > E5Perfect 4th (P4)
B > F6Diminished 5th (d5 or Tritone)
B > G8minor 6th (m6)
B > A10minor 7th (m7)
B > B12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

B > B0Perfect Unison (P1)
B > A2Major 2nd (M2)
B > G4Major 3rd (M3)
B > F6Augmented 4th (A4 or Tritone)
B > E7Perfect 5th (P5)
B > D9Major 6th (M6)
B > C11Major 7th (M7)
B > B12Perfect Octave (P8)

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