dansm's guitar scale lessons
the phrygian mode
the fifth note of the natural minor scale
the phrygian mode is the mode based on the fifth note of the natural minor scale.
the b phrygian scale looks like this (standard notation and one-string tab):

the scale box for the phrygian mode looks like this:

to play this scale as the b phrygian mode, play the box with the first note at the seventh fret. this scale box has a pattern identical to the phrygian mode of the major scale, but the root and fifth appear in different places.
on to the lydian mode

back to the dorian mode

back to the natural minor scale

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