There's no official mode for a Phrygian with a sharp 3?

I found it referred to as “Major Phrygian” but that’s not a proper name is it.
for example, the scale would go: A Bb C# D E F G A
It sounds great. There must be an issue with the chords in it or something.

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Found the witch!

But on a more serious note, this is the closest thing I found, and I think you would have found it yourself already. But here it is anyway

I misread your post. Hmm :thinking:

It does sound pretty cool and it’s easy to play, too.

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I think this might be the Phrygian Dominant mode, the 5th mode of the Harmonic Minor scale :smile:

1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7


At a certain point, the names of altered, more idiomatic modes become comical.
And yet, it’s always nice to have a way to refer to things.
Everything needs a name.

5th mode of harmonic minor makes the most sense to me, because that’s usually how it’s used. Though it is a great mode for riffs and melodies as well.
Hava Nagila, for starters.


Cool, thanks!

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Thanks for putting this into more context, @Gio - makes it immediately much less theory-y :wink: