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Phrygian Dominant

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HeavyGuitar  
13 Apr 2009 06:45 | Quote
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Is phrygian dominant the same as phrygian major mode?
I cant find phrygian dominant anywhere:(
Heather  
13 Apr 2009 07:04 | Quote
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think it might be the same. To be sure if you haven't already, type it up in a web/image search to find out. Keep checking here if you can't find it, I'm sure one of the other users will know.
Guitarslinger124  
13 Apr 2009 08:07 | Quote
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Techinically they are the same scale...for example C Phrygian Major is: C C# E F G G# A# and the C Phrygian Dominant has the same notes as well. However, the difference between whether you call it the Phrygian Major or Phrygian Dominant is comparable to the difference between the Natural Minor scale and the Aeolian mode - both scale have the same intervals, but the natural minor scale is, for the most part, said in reference to a minor key, while "Aeolian" is said in reference to a major key (the Aeolian mode is the 6th mode in a major key). This is the same concept with Phrygian Major and Phrygian Dominant. The Phrygian Dominant scale is actually the 5th mode of the Harmonic Minor scale. So when some one says "Phrygian Dominant" they are refering to a mode in the Harmonic Scale. In other words...Phrygian Major is just another term for Phrygian Dominant. One reason people refer to it as the Phrygian Major is because it has a natural 3rd where as the Phrygian scale (3rd mode in a major key) has a flat 3rd. Take C Phrygian : C C# D# F G G# A#. C Phrygian Major/Dominant : C C# E F G G# A#. Notice that to go from Phrygian to Phrygian Major you sharp the 3rd degree of the scale [D#] making it an E. Which is similar to the difference between major and minor where to go from major to minor you flat the third and visa versa.

I hoped that helped a bit.
HeavyGuitar  
13 Apr 2009 08:22 | Quote
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Yeah, it helped alot:)Thank you:)
RA  
14 Apr 2009 13:29 | Quote
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i used to think the same way slinger but when you look at it harmonically, phrygian dominant is the only one that makes sense. because dominant means a Major third and flat 7th where major would mean major 3rd and 7th.

but in reality heavy just know and understand both because your going to hear both in people's talk. Music theory isn't a clear cut road many twits and turns. that and there is no real harm in saying either or. I have never heard either one refer to anything but the fifth mode if Harmonic minor.

my point is just to show that otherside
Guitarslinger124  
14 Apr 2009 15:08 | Quote
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Tru dat.


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