Really note sure who to blame here ?
Shane whacks out a wonderful mixo medley and Mr C name checks The Madman. Then along comes Roger and dissess poor old Locrian. That wonderfully weird odd man out in the world of modes, not one thing or the other. Neither Major or minor, just a bit odd and often neglected.
So just like when Mr C first posted his modal masterpiece on the old forum, someone needed to stick up for the poor soul and I made sure I had a little dalliance with the odd one. So with the mode-us operandi of this week, things just had to be repeated.
Well I say that as it was not really planned. Late yesterday evening I cranked up a couple of 10 minute mixo BTs, grabbed the Gretsch and had an unplugged noodle for about 30 minutes. Woke up this morning and saw the “only 6 modes” comment and thought “ok that sounds like a challenge”.
My go to BT channels did not have much in the way of Locrian, so post dog walk it was into YT and a quick search for something suitably dark to match the chill damp autumn morning. Dropped on a track from Six String Studies called Dark G Locrian, had a listen and thought that will do nicely.
Now as I have not been exploring the less used modes for a while, this started out more of an adventure of just relearning the the scale and moving around the neck a bit. But what I like about Locrian, is when you play it as a plain old up and down scale, it don’t sound like a scale, well to me anyway. So its ripe for a bit of abuse.
And I adopted my usual approach of making Clapton look like a shredder, its another laid back dawdle with not a lot going on technique wise but fun all the same. Enjoy.
The original was a near 6 minute BT, so was trimmed in Reaper to around 3:20, which kept me away from the thicker strings, which made it a little too dark !!
For those interested, this started out to be a day of experimenting with OBS and seeing if I could add a backing track as a media source and use that method for future Open Mics. It was also the first time I have recorded without headphones or IEDs, using the Soundbar Speakers that are hooked up to both AIs and sit above the PC monitor. Not sure if I would use the latter while singing but plan to experiment. But playing the BT in OBS worked a treat and means less clutter and cables on the floor, negating the use of the Trio or the JamMan as a live feed. All good fun !
Comments, feedback, questions welcome as usual.