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Cello Lessons: Chord Scale: Minor 7b9b13 - Phrygian

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[MUSIC]
The Phrygian mode is based on
the third scale degree of the major scale.
So, if we wanted to play in C Phrygian,
what major scale is C the third of?
A flat.
That is correct.
So the Phrygian is associated with a minor
seven cord with a flat 9 and a flat 13.
So the alteration for
the Phrygian is it's going to be just
like our Aeolian natural
minor scale plus a flat two.
In a scale, we refer to the second
scale to be as a flat two.
In a chord, we would actually refer
to the same note as a flat nine.
When we're talking about chords,
the altered notes are called extensions.
And we voice them about the initial
triad of the first octave.
So, a C Phrygian
arpeggio
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That's where we would play
the flat nine right there, but
I'm gonna talk about it as a flat
two within the context of the scale.
So we have
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the root,
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flat two,
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flat three,
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four,
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five,
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flat six,
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flat seven, and the root
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It's that flat two or flat nine that
is the key indicator for this scale.
Let's check out the sound of the Phrygian
scale with the backing track.
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Keep in
mind that
C Phrygian
uses the same
collection of
pitches as
A flat major.
Get used to this sound and, ultimately,
you really gotta check
it out in all 12 keys.
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