Phrygian mode

The Phrygian Scale (or mode) is the third of the modal scales. You can see that Phrygian scales are related to major scales: the E Phrygian is like a C Major played from E, the A Phrygian is like an F Major played from A and so it goes. This scale is often used in Spanish, Latin and flamenco music. See also Phrygian Dominant.

Phrygian is almost similar to the Aeolian mode. It is easy to see if you compare A Phrygian (A, A#, C, D, E, F, G, A) with A Aeolian (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A).

C

C Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C

C# / Db

C# Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: C#, D, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#

D

D Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb, C, D

D# /Eb

D# Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: D#, E, F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#

E

E Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E

F

F Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: F, F#, G#, A#, C, C#, D#, F

F# / Gb

F# Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: F#, G, A, B, C#, D, E, F#

G

G Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: G, G#, A#, C, D, D#, F, G

G# / Ab

G# Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: G#, A, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#

A

A Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: A, Bb, C, D, E, F, G, A

A# / Bb

A# Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: A#, B, C#, D#, F, F#, G#, A#

B

B Phrygian scale diagram
Notes: B, C, D, E, F#, G, A, B

Phrygian Scales overview
C: C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C
C#/Db: C#, D, E, F#, G#, A, B, C#
D: D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb, C, D
D#/Eb: D#, E, F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#
E: E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E
F: F, F#, G#, A#, C, C#, D#, F
F#/Gb: F#, G, A, B, C#, D, E, F#
G: G, G#, A#, C, D, D#, F, G
G#/Ab: G#, A, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#
A: A, Bb, C, D, E, F, G, A
A#/Bb: A#, B, C#, D#, F, F#, G#, A#
B: B, C, D, E, F#, G, A, B

Interval: 1, b2, b3, 4, 5, b6, b7
Semi-notes: 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2
Formula: Half, Whole, Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole