SCALE3 LoCrian naturaL 2 SCaLE (E)
Aka: Construction: Harmonic usage:
(6th mode of Melodic minor), Locrian #2 R-2-b3-4-b5-b6-b7
When playing over a minor 7 5, or in the context of a dark (usually metal) dissonance.
Main riff of Metallica’s Enter Sandman (which harmonises it in parallel powerchords). This scale emerged as a less dissonant way than the
m7b5 Locrian mode for negotiating (aka half-diminished) chords. It also can create very powerful riffage material (as the mighty Metallica will attest). The naturalE2xianmteprlvea3l:allEowLos to the demonic Locrian scale.