Asked • 05/14/19

Locrian Harmony?

I like utilizing modes in my the pieces I write, but there is one mode I've never been able to fully grasp and utilize and that is the Locrian mode.The chords that naturally occur in the Locrian mode don't seem to lend themselves well to any chord progression that implies the tonic especially since the tonic chord itself is diminished and is perceived by most to be unstable. So when composing in the Locrian mode, is it possible to create a chord progression that leads back to the tonic convincingly and if so what are the concepts behind it and what should one look for?

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Justin C. answered • 05/17/19

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