#1
I've read through the FAQ for music theory and really tried to take it all in, but the scales and modes area seems a little vague, so I just would like to clarify a few things.

Let's use C as the parent scale, for the simplicity of the natural key, and I'd like to play in the Phrygian of C. That means I move up to to E as my root note (either open or 12th on the low E string) and use that particular box pattern, however it says that E has the same notes as the parent scale, C, it then goes to explain that the intervals are different.

Phrygian: 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7

How can it share the same notes and have a flat second, third, sixth, and seventh? I might just be missing something, but any help would be great, thanks guys.
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#2
1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
C Db Eb F G Ab Bb is the final combination. You just compare C major scale to that mode thing
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#4
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1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
C Db Eb F G Ab Bb is the final combination. You just compare C major scale to that mode thing

So, basically, it shares a box pattern with C major, but beyond that changes to form its own scale and interval sequence within the key of E?
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#6
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exactly! you got it

Thanks a lot man. It seems so simple, but I just had to make sure. That explains a lot, thanks again =]
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#8
Just so you know (though this might confuse you) you will never use modes that way. Anything where you would use C major, you couldn't just say "I'm using E phrygian" instead. The more accurate designation is C major to C phrygian, which turn out to have completely different box shapes:

C D E F G A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

C Db Eb F G Ab Bb C
1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 8

Now, you also wouldn't use C phrygian in a C major song cause of different tonalities, but at least they're the same key. C ionian and E phrygian have nothing in common besides the same notes.
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