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

Scale Positions

You'll find below the 5 different positions/shapes of the Db Phrygian 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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