Guitar Scales

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6. E Phrygian

We had A Minor (Aeolian) at the box position:

Minor or Aeolian

and the Dorian Mode:

Dorian

Now the Phrygian pattern:

Phrygian Pattern

The Phrygian Mode in the C Major scale is E Phrygian (E, F, G, A, B, C, D):

5. D Dorian

We had A Minor (Aeolian) at the box position:

Minor or Aeolian

 

We'll take a look at the Dorian Mode. The pattern to remember:

Dorian

 

The Dorian Mode in the C Major scale is D Dorian (D, E, F. G, A, B, C):

D Dorian

1.1 The Blues Scale

A single note - lowered fifth or raised fourth - added to the minor pentatonic scale, gives us the blues scale.

The pattern:

The Blues Pattern

The blue dots stand for the blue notes.

 

For A blues, the notes are: A, C, D, D#, E, G:

A Blues

 

Here is the tab for A blues at the 5th fret:

10. E Minor and B Minor

We'll take a look at the tabs for E Minor (or G Major) at the five main positions. The five modes that interest us are E Minor (Aeolian), A Dorian, B Phrygian, F# Locrian and D Mixolydian:

E Minor Modes

The same for B Minor (or D Major). The five modes that interest us are B Minor (Aeolian), E Dorian, F# Phrygian, C# Locrian and A Mixolydian:

B Minor Tabs

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