Indian Sliding Techniques Part II: Example 1a & 1b


This lesson is an introduction to the E Phrygian Dominant Scale. This is the scale I'm using in Demonstration solo.

While these lessons explain the scale as it pertains to it's use in the Demonstration, I suggest you take a look at at this Phrygian Dominant Tutorial which will explain the scale across the fretboard comprehensively.

The E Phrygian Dominant Scale consists of these Intervals: E F G# A B C D E

In general a Phrygian Dominant Scale consists of these Intervals: R b2 M3 4 5 b6 b7 R

It gets it's "Phrygian" name from the fact that it is very much like the Phrygian modes contained in the Major scale: R b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 R

The difference is, where the Phrygian mode has a b3 Interval, the Phrygian Dominant has a M3. So, it's a one note difference. So, people compare it to the Phrygian mode by name due to the similarity.

Phrygian Dominant is also a name given to the 5th Mode of a Harmonic Minor. It is built from the 5th note of a Harmonic Minor scale. In the case of E Phrygian Dominant, it's is the 5th Mode of the A Harmonic Minor scale.

This lesson shows the scale in an Open Position and a Closed Position.

In the next lessons I'll explain some ways to get this comfortable under your fingers.