The key of D Locrian has a key signature of 3 flats (B♭, E♭, and A♭). It is the 3rd most popular key among Locrian keys and the 74th most popular among all keys. The D Locrian scale is similar to the D Minor scale except that both the 2nd and the 5th notes (E♭ and A♭) are a half step lower. This means that the characteristic "home base" chord of D Locrian has a dissonant diminished quality (d˚), 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 D 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 D Locrian to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in D Locrian.