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 on. This scale is often used in Spanish, Latin and flamenco music.

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

C# / Db

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

D

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

D# /Eb

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

E

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

F

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

F# / Gb

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

G

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

G# / Ab

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

A

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

A# / Bb

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

B

B Phrygian 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