The key of A Locrian has a key signature of 2 flats (B♭, and E♭). It is the most popular key among Locrian keys and the 72nd most popular among all keys. The A Locrian scale is similar to the A Minor scale except that both the 2nd and the 5th notes (B♭ and E♭) are a half step lower. This means that the characteristic "home base" chord of A Locrian has a dissonant diminished quality (a˚), 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 A 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 A Locrian to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in A Locrian.