Ab Phrygian Ukulele Scale (mode) - D-Tuning

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D-Tuning (ADF#B).
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The Phrygian mode is the third mode of the Major scale. This minor mode is featured with having a second minor as a characteristic note and a minor sixth. This can give it a fairly marked Spanish and ethnic sound. It will be used on minor chords and especially on Phrygian characteristic beats.

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Diagram/Chart

Staff Line Notation

Scale details

  • Type : Major
  • Number of notes : 7
  • Formula : 1,b2,b3,4,5,b6,b7
  • Notes : A♭, A, B, D♭, E♭, E, G♭
  • Intervals : H,W,W,W,H,W,W
  • Degrees : A♭ (I - tonic), A (II - supertonic), B (III - mediant), D♭ (IV - subdominant), E♭ (V - dominant), E (VI - submediant), G♭ (VII - leading tone)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the Ab Phrygian Uke scale in D-Tuning (ADF#B), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5

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