You'll notice Dominant Phrygian and Harmonic Minor have a few interesting scale shapes and finger patterns due to occasionally having an interval of 1 and a 1/2 tones. These shapes may look and feel strange as all of the standard diatonic scales are made up of only full tones and semitones. Let's have a look at the full exercise.
The first 2 bars are using the "E" Dominant Phrygian scale starting from a G# across 3 Octaves. You'll notice even though we're not using a conventional diatonic scale, the shapes are pretty simple 3 note per string patterns we would've seen countless times before. You'll notice from the 3rd bar till the end of the exercise we're using the original Dominant Phrygian shape starting from 16th fret of the first string. If you're comfortable enough with the original shape you can add the epic shred pattern to put together the full exercise. Try just working through the the whole exercise in little chunks of 4 semiquavers/sixteenth notes at a time.
Enjoy the exercise guys! Happy Shredding!
By Chris Zoupa