b Phrygian Dominant Ukulele Scale (mode) - Slack-key

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

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 : A, B♭, D♭, D, E, F, G
  • Intervals : H,WH,H,W,H,W,W
  • Degrees : A (I - tonic), B♭ (II - supertonic), D♭ (III - mediant), D (IV - subdominant), E (V - dominant), F (VI - submediant), G (VII - leading tone)

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the b Phrygian Dominant Uke scale in Slack-key Tuning (gCEG), along with their ascending tab patterns.

Position #1

Position #2

Position #3

Position #4

Position #5

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