The key of E Locrian has a key signature of 1 flat (B♭). It is the 7th most popular key among Locrian keys and the 79th most popular among all keys. The E Locrian scale is similar to the E Minor scale except that both the 2nd and the 5th notes (F and B♭) are a half step lower. This means that the characteristic "home base" chord of E Locrian has a dissonant diminished quality (e˚), 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 E 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 E Locrian to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in E Locrian.