Eb Phrygian

E flat Phrygian scale for guitar.
The Eb Phrygian is a seven-note scale, it is also called a mode. Colored circles in the diagram mark the notes in the scale (darker color highlighting the root notes). In the fretboard pattern, the first root note is on the 6th string, 11th fret.

Eb

2 octaves

Eb Phrygian scale diagramNotes: Eb - Fb - Gb - Ab - Bb - Cb - DbIntervals: 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 Type: Septonic 

The scale displayed with its numeric formula, intervals and scale degrees.

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Eb Unison Tonic
b2 Fb Minor second Supertonic
b3 Gb Minor third Mediant
4 Ab Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Bb Perfect fifth Dominant
b6 Cb Minor sixth Submediant
b7 Db Minor seventh Subtonic

The second degree is written as Fb, which is the same as E. The sixth degree is written as Cb, which is the same as B. A practice in a scale notation is to not include the same letter twice, if it can be avoided.

The E flat Phrygian scale consists of seven notes. These can be described as steps on the guitar fingerboard according to the following formula: half, whole, whole, whole, half, whole, whole from the first note to the same in the next octave.
The Eb Phrygian is a mode of the B Major Scale. It contains exactly the same notes, but starts on another note.
The Eb Phrygian has Minor scale qualities and is the same as the Eb Minor apart from one note, the second in the scale.

This scale is typically played in styles such as Spanish music and metal.
The easiest way to learn this scale is to think of it as the B Major starting on its third note.

Chords that are related to this scale are the following:

Ebm, Ebm7
E, Emaj7, E6, E6/9, Emaj9, Emaj13
Gb, Gb7, Gb6, Gb6/9, Gb9, Gb11, Gb13
Abm, Abm7, Abm9, Abm11
Bbdim, Bbm7b5
B, Bmaj7, B6, B6/9, Bmaj9, Bmaj13
Dbm, Dbm7, Dbm6, Dbm9, Dbm11, Dbm13

The tones in these chords correspond to the tones of the Eb Phrygian scale, with some possible ones excluded.

Related to this scale is the E flat Phrygian Dominant Mode. It is identical to the Eb Phrygian except for a major instead of a minor third. It can be displayed as follows:

Formula Notes Intervals Degrees
1 Eb Unison Tonic
b2 Fb Minor second Supertonic
3 G Major third Mediant
4 Ab Perfect fourth Subdominant
5 Bb Diminished fifth Dominant
b6 Cb Minor sixth Submediant
b7 Db Minor seventh Subtonic

The Eb Phrygian Dominant contains the same notes as the Ab Harmonic Minor Scale, but starts on another note.

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