The key of C Locrian has a key signature of 5 flats (B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭, and G♭). The C Locrian scale has the notes C, D♭, E♭, F, G♭, A♭, and B♭. It is the 2nd most popular key among Locrian keys and the 74th most popular among all keys. The C Locrian scale is similar to the C Minor scale except that both the 2nd and the 5th notes (D♭ and G♭) are a half step lower. This means that the characteristic "home base" chord of C Locrian has a dissonant diminished quality (c˚), which makes it a very uncommon choice for songs. For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends
According to the TheoryTab database, songs in C Locrian draw almost entirely from the following 10 chords. Click on a chord below to show it on the piano and hear how it sounds.
Click on the following songs in C Locrian to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in C Locrian.