How to construct and play the phrygian scale

Name

This is the phrygian scale.

Intervals

How to construct the phrygian scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Minor second

Has 1 semitones and spans 2 naturals.

Minor third

Has 3 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fourth

Has 5 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Minor sixth

Has 8 semitones and spans 6 naturals.

Minor seventh

Has 10 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Which chords can you play on the phrygian scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the phrygian scale in any musical key

You can play the C phrygian scale with the following notes.

C   Db   Eb   F   G   Ab   Bb  

Sheet music of the C phrygian scale.

The notes of the C phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

C phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the C phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the C# phrygian scale with the following notes.

C#   D   E   F#   G#   A   B  

Sheet music of the C# phrygian scale.

The notes of the C# phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

C# phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the C# phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the Db phrygian scale with the following notes.

Db   Ebb   Fb   Gb   Ab   Bbb   Cb  

Sheet music of the Db phrygian scale.

The notes of the Db phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

Db phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the Db phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the D phrygian scale with the following notes.

D   Eb   F   G   A   Bb   C  

Sheet music of the D phrygian scale.

The notes of the D phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

D phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the D phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the D# phrygian scale with the following notes.

D#   E   F#   G#   A#   B   C#  

Sheet music of the D# phrygian scale.

The notes of the D# phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

D# phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the D# phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the Eb phrygian scale with the following notes.

Eb   Fb   Gb   Ab   Bb   Cb   Db  

Sheet music of the Eb phrygian scale.

The notes of the Eb phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

Eb phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the Eb phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the E phrygian scale with the following notes.

E   F   G   A   B   C   D  

Sheet music of the E phrygian scale.

The notes of the E phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

E phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the E phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the F phrygian scale with the following notes.

F   Gb   Ab   Bb   C   Db   Eb  

Sheet music of the F phrygian scale.

The notes of the F phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

F phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the F phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the F# phrygian scale with the following notes.

F#   G   A   B   C#   D   E  

Sheet music of the F# phrygian scale.

The notes of the F# phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

F# phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the F# phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the Gb phrygian scale with the following notes.

Gb   Abb   Bbb   Cb   Db   Ebb   Fb  

Sheet music of the Gb phrygian scale.

The notes of the Gb phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

Gb phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the Gb phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the G phrygian scale with the following notes.

G   Ab   Bb   C   D   Eb   F  

Sheet music of the G phrygian scale.

The notes of the G phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

G phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the G phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the G# phrygian scale with the following notes.

G#   A   B   C#   D#   E   F#  

Sheet music of the G# phrygian scale.

The notes of the G# phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

G# phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the G# phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the Ab phrygian scale with the following notes.

Ab   Bbb   Cb   Db   Eb   Fb   Gb  

Sheet music of the Ab phrygian scale.

The notes of the Ab phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

Ab phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the Ab phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the A phrygian scale with the following notes.

A   Bb   C   D   E   F   G  

Sheet music of the A phrygian scale.

The notes of the A phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

A phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the A phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the A# phrygian scale with the following notes.

A#   B   C#   D#   E#   F#   G#  

Sheet music of the A# phrygian scale.

The notes of the A# phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

A# phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the A# phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the Bb phrygian scale with the following notes.

Bb   Cb   Db   Eb   F   Gb   Ab  

Sheet music of the Bb phrygian scale.

The notes of the Bb phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

Bb phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the Bb phrygian scale on the piano.

You can play the B phrygian scale with the following notes.

B   C   D   E   F#   G   A  

Sheet music of the B phrygian scale.

The notes of the B phrygian scale written down in sheet music.

B phrygian on the piano.

The notes of the B phrygian scale on the piano.