#1
Okay so i have the A Phyrgian scale down

I know the degrees, what notes they are

I - A
II - A#
III - C
IV - D
V - E
VI - F
VII - G

But i'm wondering which degrees are major and which are minor? Like how in a regular major scale the I, IV, V are all Major, II, III, VI are minor, VII is diminished.

How is it for A Phyrgian?

I asked this before involving Harmonic Minor. I'm just wondering if there's a site where i can quickly check this info that you guys know of? All i can find are ones that show you the notes in the scale, or where they are on the fretboard, but not the chord degrees.
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#2
I = Am
II = Bb
III = C
IV = Dm
V = Edim
VI = F
VII = Gm

It's a Bb not A# because it's a b2.
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Last edited by sinan90 at Jul 1, 2007,
#3
Quote by sinan90
I = Am
II = Bbm
III = C
IV = Dm
V = Edim
VI = F
VII = Gm

It's a Bb not A# because it's a b2.

What he said, except Bb is major instead of minor.
#4
Ooops missed that I'll edit it.
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#5
The easy way to remember this is as follows-

Major Scale-
I -------major
ii ------minor
iii-------minor
IV------major
V ------major
vi ------minor
vii------diminished

Now, people hate to think of it this way, BUT you can remember which mode is which by using the original major scale as follows-

I ------major ------------ Ionian
ii ------minor ------------Dorian
iii ------minor------------ Phrygian
IV ------major------------Lydian
V ------major ------------Mixolydian
vi ------minor------------Aeolian
vii ------diminished------Locrian

SO, if you take the representative degree of the major as the 1st, ie for Phrygian, start the major pattern on the 3rd degree, then renumber the other degrees...... you will end up with the correct major/minors.

ie, for lydian-

Old degree--M/m------- New degree
IV-------------M ---------------I
V -------------M ---------------II
vi -------------m --------------iii
vii ------------dim------------ ivdim
I ------------M ---------------V
ii -------------m---------------vi
iii ------------m --------------vii

I hopw this helps.... i do understand that it may be confusing though.

cheers
Last edited by branny1982 at Jul 2, 2007,
#6
"Guide to Chord Formation"

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/guide_to_chord_formation.html

aaand

"What chords are in what key and why"

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/what_chords_are_in_what_key_and_why.html

I think these might be helpful to you... you know, the whole thing about teaching a guy to fish vs. giving him the fish.
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