Basic Jazz Music Theory: Scales in C : Phrygian Mode Musical Scales: Root of C

Basic Jazz Music Theory: Scales in C : Phrygian Mode Musical Scales: Root of C


All right now we are looking at C Phrygian.
Phrygian is the third mode of the major scale so C is the third note of A flat major so
now we are reading a A flat major. So we are going to go and write our key signature for
A flat major. Remember it is 4 flats so we have B flat, E flat, A flat and D flat. Now
the Phrygian scale isn’t used quite as often compositionally. You are not going to see
any Phrygian chords but it is a good scale to keep in mind. It is good for improvisations
and such. But it starts off you have 1 and immediately a flat 2, a flat 3, a 4, a 5,
you have a flat 6 and a flat 7. So it is this nice off scale. You still have your minor
chord outlined here. Your 1, minor 3, 5 and minor 7. But you also have this flat 2 and
flat 6 to accommodate for it and it gives you this nice chunky sound. I ind of like
to
play after that the root with a half step there. So it is a nice melodic scale to use.
So good through and
make some nice basic chords and play some cool blue melodies.

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