Phrygian Dominant Scale Piano Reference With Notes & Intervals

    🎹 The Phrygian dominant scale, also known as the Spanish gypsy scale or the altered Phrygian scale, is a 7-note scale based on the Phrygian mode. From the Phrygian scale, we get the Phrygian dominant scale by raising the 3rd scale degree to a major 3rd.

    The Phrygian dominant scale is the 5th mode of the harmonic minor scale.

    Here you'll find an interactive piano reference for the Phrygian dominant scale with notes on the piano keyboard, intervals and scale formula.

    Phrygian Dominant Scale Intervals

    The intervals of the Phrygian dominant scale are:


      Phrygian Dominant Scale Formula

      The formula for the Phrygian dominant scale is: h, (W+h), h, W, h, W, W

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      W: Whole step, h: Half step (semitone)


      Phrygian Dominant Scales Note Chart

      C
      C♯
      D
      D♯
      E
      F
      F♯
      G
      G♯
      A
      A♯
      B

      And now here are interactive piano keyboard layouts, one for each key, where you can hear the Phrygian dominant scales being played up and down:

      C Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      C♯ Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      D Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      D♯ Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      E Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      F Phrygian Dominant Scale

      notes:

      F♯ Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      G Phrygian Dominant Scale

      notes:

      G♯ Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      A Phrygian Dominant Scale

      notes:

      A♯ Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      B Phrygian Dominant Scale

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      Phrygian Dominant Scale Chords

      Here's a list of chord types that fit the Phrygian dominant scale:



        piano samples

        The piano samples used for this Phrygian dominant scale reference are from “Salamander Grand Piano V3” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.


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