E Flat Phrygian Positions On The Guitar Fretboard

E FLAT PHRYGIAN MODE

‘E flat phrygian’ is the 3rd mode of the C flat major scale. The notes in Eb Phrygian are:

Eb – Fb – Gb – Ab – Bb – Cb – Db

If you have read the post on understanding the phrygian mode, you will know that the phrygian mode contains a ‘flat 2’, a ‘flat 3’, a ‘flat 6’ and a ‘flat 7’ (parallel approach). You will also know that it is the 3rd mode of a major scale (derivative approach). Let’s briefly look at how to construct Eb Phrygian using both the parallel approach and the derivative approach.

Parallel Approach:

Eb Major has the following notes:

Eb – F – G – Ab – Bb – C – D

If we ‘flatten’ the 2nd note (F), the 3rd note (G), the 6th note (C) and the 7th note (D) we get the following:

Eb – Fb – Gb – Ab – Bb – Cb – Db

Derivative Approach:

Eb is the 3rd note of the C flat major scale:

Cb – Db – Eb – Fb – Gb – Ab – Bb

If we play the Cb major scale and start on the 3rd note we get the following:

Eb – Fb – Gb – Ab – Bb – Cb – Db

Let’s look at the Eb phrygian mode in the different positions on the guitar fretboard:

Positions Along the Fretboard:

Firstly, let’s look at the open position:

E Flat Phrygian Mode Open Position Frets

E Flat Phrygian Mode Open Position Notes

Now let’s look at Eb phrygian in the 3rd position (lowest fret is 3)

E Flat Phrygian Mode 3rd Position Frets

E Flat Phrygian Mode 3rd Position Notes

Now let’s look at Eb phrygian in the 6th position (lowest fret is 6)

E Flat Phrygian Mode 6th Position Frets

E Flat Phrygian Mode 6th Position Notes

Now let’s look at Eb phrygian in the 7th position (lowest fret is 7)

E Flat Phrygian Mode 7th Position Frets

E Flat Phrygian Mode 7th Position Notes

Now let’s look at Eb phrygian in the 11th position (lowest fret is 11)

E Flat Phrygian Mode 11th Position Frets

E Flat Phrygian Mode 11th Position Frets

Finally, let’s look at Eb phrygian in the 12th position (lowest fret is 12)

E Flat Phrygian Mode 12th Position Frets

E Flat Phrygian Mode 12th Position Notes

That covers the 5 basic positions and the open position of Eb phrygian along the guitar fretboard.

For an in depth explanation of the phrygian mode, check out phrygian mode explained.


 

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