E Locrian Mode on Mandolin

Here you can learn how to play the Locrian Mode in the key of E on the Mandolin. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the E Locrian Mode, where available we also provide suggested Mandolin fingerings. In the Mandolin view below, you can display the notes of the E 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

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

Notes Descending

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

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

E > E0Perfect Unison (P1)
E > F1minor 2nd (m2)
E > G3minor 3rd (m3)
E > A5Perfect 4th (P4)
E > B6Diminished 5th (d5 or Tritone)
E > C8minor 6th (m6)
E > D10minor 7th (m7)
E > E12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

E > E0Perfect Unison (P1)
E > D2Major 2nd (M2)
E > C4Major 3rd (M3)
E > B6Augmented 4th (A4 or Tritone)
E > A7Perfect 5th (P5)
E > G9Major 6th (M6)
E > F11Major 7th (M7)
E > E12Perfect Octave (P8)

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