Watch the Super Locrian Tonality online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Modern Method for Guitar

In this segment we explore the super locrian tonality. I think of the super locrian as a combination of the whole tone and the diminished scales. The super locrian is built using the following formula from the root: 1/2 step, whole step, 1/2 step, whole step, whole step, whole step, and whole step. The intervals are: root, flat 9, sharp 9, 3, flat 5, flat 6, flat 7. The key with all scales is the same: get the sound in your ear so you are thinking of the tonal center, not the theory. We can also look at this from the perspective of the Ab melodic minor ascending over the G7 chord. We start on the G, which is the major 7th interval.