D Phrygian Dominant Ukulele Scale (mode)

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Standard Tuning (gCEA).
View this scale in: G-Tuning (DGBE)D-Tuning (ADF#B)Slack-key Tuning (gCEG)

The dominant Phrygian mode corresponds to the fifth mode of the harmonic minor scale. This mode can be used on a simple major chord, but is especially used in jazz, especially on a dominant seventh chord. This mode is constructed more or less in the same way as the Phrygian mode, with the difference being a major third while the Phrygian mode has a minor third.

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Diagram/Chart

Staff Line Notation

Scale details

  • Type : Harmonic minor
  • Number of notes : 7
  • Formula : 1,b2,3,4,5,b6,b7
  • Notes : D, E♭, G♭, G, A, B♭, C
  • Intervals : H,WH,H,W,H,W,W
  • Degrees : D (I - tonic), E♭ (II - supertonic), G♭ (III - mediant), G (IV - subdominant), A (V - dominant), B♭ (VI - submediant), C (VII - leading tone)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the D Phrygian Dominant Uke scale in Standard Tuning (gCEA), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5

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