The Phrygian Dominant Mode - Guitar Shapes and Formulas
What's the Phrygian dominant mode ?
This lesson is about the Phrygian dominant scale, the fifth mode of the harmonic minor scale. It is also referred to as Phrygian major, altered Phrygian, dominant flat 2 flat 6, Spanish Gitan, Jewish or Spanish Gipsy scale. This scale is nothing more and nothing less than a Mixolydian scale with a lowered 9th (2) and lowered 13th (6). Playing the Phrygian dominant mode over dominant 7 chords brings a b9b13 sound in your jazz lines. This is a great device to become accustomed with altered notes. The Phrygian dominant mode is spelled 1-b2-3-4-5-b6-b7. It is the Phrygian mode (the third mode of the major scale) but with a major third instead of a minor third (b3).
|Phrygian dominant mode||1||b2 (b9)||3||4(11)||5||b6 (b13)||b7|
A comparison between the Phrygian scales
As you can see in the chart below, in comparison with the Phrygian dominant scale, the Phrygian mode has a minor third (b3) and the Phrygian dominant bebop scale has an extra note (7) between the minor seventh (b7) and the root.
|Phrygian Dominant||1||b2 (b9)||3||4(11)||5||b6 (b13)||b7||X|
|Phrygian dominant bebop||1||b2||3||4||5||b6||b7||7|
Phrygian dominant scale - Guitar diagrams
Here are two Phrygian dominant shapes to play this mode on guitar.
Phrygian dominant mode - One octave shapes
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Last edited: 25/05/2018