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Modes of the Major Scale

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E Phrygian
A Phrygian scale is when you play from the 3rd degree of the major scale to an octave above, so for E Phrygian, the notes are:
  • E F G A B C D E
Each mode has an associated chord that is comprised of the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th degrees of the mode. For E Phrygian, this chord is an E Minor 7 and the notes it contains are:
  • E Minor 7: E G B D
In the example below, the following can be heard in order:
  • The notes of the mode E Phrygian
  • The notes of the characteristic chord: E Minor 7
  • The characteristic chord itself: E Minor 7
  • A sample solo line using the notes of the E Phrygian scale
Modes of the Major Scale - Page 4