Watch the Locrian Lick online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from Jazz Scales Handbook
I had mentioned the II-V-I progression is one of the most common progressions found in jazz. Another is the II-V progression. But of course, these progressions can be in both major as well as minor keys. Here we're going to look at a musical idea that comes from the Locrian mode and is played over a ii-V progression in a minor key. In doing this, we actually get into some alterations on the V chord which we'll discuss as we move through the lesson. This is a very cool way to get some bang for your buck out of the richness of the Locrian sound.