Pharygian and harmonic minor scales?



Asked by: Polo Simone

Are Phrygian and harmonic minor the same?

Now identify the 5th degree of the harmonic minor scale above. The 5th becomes the root note of a new scale, or more accurately, the 5th mode of that harmonic minor scale. That’s where Phrygian dominant comes in



Phrygian Dominant as a Mode of Harmonic Minor.

Harmonic Minor Root Phrygian Dominant Root
G D

Is Phrygian the same as minor?





In modern western music (from the 18th century onward), the Phrygian mode is related to the modern natural minor scale, also known as the Aeolian mode, but with the second scale degree lowered by a semitone, making it a minor second above the tonic, rather than a major second.

Is Phrygian a minor scale?

Even though the phrygian scale is a mode of the major scale, it’s actually a type of minor scale. This is because the 3rd note is an interval of a minor 3rd above the tonic. As well as the minor 3rd it also has a minor 6th, 7th and a minor 2nd (the only other mode to have a flattened 2nd is the locrian mode).

What key is the Phrygian scale in?

The Phrygian Scale (or mode) is the third of the modal scales. The Phrygian scales are related to the Major scales: E Phrygian corresponds to C Major played from the E note, A Phrygian corresponds to F Major played from the A note and so on (all relations are listed below).

Is Phrygian harmonic minor?

In music, the Phrygian dominant scale is the fifth mode of the harmonic minor scale, the fifth being the dominant. Also called the altered Phrygian scale, dominant flat 2 flat 6 (in jazz), the Freygish scale (also spelled Fraigish), harmonic dominant, or simply the fifth mode of the harmonic minor scale.

What is the creepiest scale?





Four of the Phrygian mode’s seven scale degrees—the second, third, sixth and seventh—are minor, or “flatted,” intervals, which is what gives Phrygian such a foreboding, “evil” sound, one that is perfectly suited to heavy metal music.

When should I play Phrygian mode?

E Phrygian can be used when the rhythm stays on an Em, or when the chords all come from the key of C but keep E as the tonic. Remember, if the progression has a chord outside the key of C, you may have to change scales in the middle of the solo to accommodate the changing harmony.

What genres use Phrygian?

The Phrygian scale also appears in many pop-music genres, from jazz to heavy metal, with Metallica becoming pioneers in the latter.

What songs use the Phrygian mode?

Popular Songs in Varied Tonalities

“DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” by Usher Aeolian
“Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” by Stevie Wonder Mixolydian
“Don’t You Evah” by Spoon Mixolydian
“Sisters” by Bobby McFerrin Mixolydian
“Lady ’95” by Styx Mixolydian

Is C Phrygian major or minor?

The C Phrygian is the third mode of the Ab Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note. Since Phrygian has a Minor scale quality it can also be seen as a mode of the F Minor. The C Phrygian is also the same as the C Minor apart from one note, the second in the scale.



Is mixolydian the same as harmonic minor?

The Mixolydian b9 b13 is mode 5 of the Harmonic Minor which has 7 possible modes. It is composed of 7 notes and can be transposed without repeating notes, into 12 different keys. This structure does not present any transpositional symmetry. This structure is not a bi-triadic hexatonic.

What mode is the harmonic minor scale?

Modes of harmonic minor scale

Mode Name of scale Degrees
1 Harmonic minor (or Aeolian ♯7) 7
2 Locrian ♮6 ♭7
3 Ionian ♯5 (or augmented major) 7
4 Ukrainian Dorian scale ♭7

Who uses Phrygian dominant?

Nearly identical to the Phrygian scale except for its raised third; this is called Phrygian Dominant because it shares much of its harmonic material with phrygian, but its 1-3-5-7 members form a dominant seventh chord. This scale is used liberally in flamenco music.



Common Triads.



Diameter 3
Radius 3
Self-Centered yes


What scale is Hava Nagila in?

A well known example of the Spanish scale in use is the Jewish folk song Hava Nagila, meaning ‘let us rejoice’. An important feature of the Spanish scale is the heavy use of minor second (one semitone) intervals between adjacent notes. There are three of these, including between the root note and the b2 degree.

Is Phrygian dominant major or minor?

Phrygian dominant is the 5th mode of harmonic minor, which means it begins on the 5th degree of the harmonic minor scale. Many musicians prefer to see phrygian dominant in this way, using harmonic minor as the reference point.

Is harmonic minor exotic?

The Harmonic Minor scale has a major seventh, so it has three halftones. That’s why that scale sounds more Exotic than the Aeolian scale. The Harmonic Minor scale is used very often in classical music.



Is there a harmonic major scale?

In music theory, the harmonic major scale is a musical scale found in some music from the common practice era and now used occasionally, most often in jazz. In George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept it is the fifth mode (V) of the Lydian Diminished scale.

Why does harmonic minor sound Egyptian?

The augmented 2nd and the top of a minor scale has a very distinctive feel, which students always describe as “Egyptian” sounding. A lot of pieces based on traditional Middle East/south-east Europe etc. folk tunes also use this tuning.

What mode sounds Arabian?

E is traditionally the home tone for the Beyati Mode, which is a very common mode in Arabic music. Although, of course, with the needs of modern music transposing to other notes to start the mode is common.

What does Phrygian sound like?

And the phrygian mode just like any other mode is a white note scale that goes from one particular note to another particular note and in this case it's e to e.