Watch the F# Locrian Soloing online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from The Modal Alchemist

In my opening phrase I bend into the root of the F# chord from the b7 and then pedal that against the minor 3rd, A. You may have noticed that most of my lines were derived from a D9 arpeggio. We get into more detail about how that works further into the course when we study diatonic chord substitution. The reason I can do this is that the D9 arpeggio contains every note found in an F# minor 7 (b5) chord. The only note that isn't in the chord is the D note.

Check out the licks I played and then create some of your own over the track. You are going to find it quite tricky due to the unresolved tonalities of the Locrian tonal center. Record your take as always and review what you play each time.