dansm's guitar scale lessons
the phrygian mode
the third note of the major scale
the phrygian mode is the mode based on the third note of the major scale.
in the key of g, the phrygian mode starts on b.
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.
on to the lydian mode

back to the dorian mode

back to the major scale

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