The Phrygian Mode – Lesson 62

About The Phrygian Mode – Lesson 62

Level: Intermediate

The Phrygian Mode – Lesson 62

In this lesson we go over the Phrygian mode – it’s scale construction and related chords.

Syn’s Tips

Too cool Papa Gates I love this one!

So much cool stuff to transcribe here, from clearly his Magnum Opus, ”Wings of a Dragon” solo and since that will keep you going for a really really long time, I won’t add insult to injury;)

You should know my main tips by now so apply those if you have time lol!

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Jack Uhl
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Jack Uhl Can this mode be used to solo over an aeolian mode? For example D phrygian over a D minor power chord progression. Or is it just exclusive to a phrygian progression/any other progression that is in that specific key?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. It depends on the progression. If your progression is Dm to Em - then probably not. If Your progression is Dm to Eb - then yes. And here's why: A "D Aeolian" scale puts you in F Major. A "D Phrygian" scale puts you in Bb Major. So the only difference between the two scales is that F major has and E in it (F-G-A-Bb-C-D-E) and Bb has an Eb in it (Bb-C-D-Eb-F-G-A). Other than that - all the other notes are the same. So whatever your progression is - if you like the sound of and Eb better than the E - go for it! The final arbiter should ALWAYS be your ear.
Ids Schiere
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Ids Schiere As far as I know you can swich modes over some chords bit you should be pretty wary of when and how you change modes at least that's what I think😅 If I'm wrong anyone is free to correct me
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Hahaha! You funny boy, Syn!
Brandon Williams
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Brandon Williams Flying on the wings of a dragon. Perfect analogy.
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