Watch the Phrygian online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Rock Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Lesson Source: Chris Buono's Modes That Matter
A mode like Phrygian thrives in a metal setting with it’s brooding b2nd degree, which is nicely offset by the tritone between it and the 5th degree. Riffs built on the toggling of the I5 and bII5 really strike a chord (unavoidable pun intended) and help to propel the angst metal and its subsets demand.
Playing over this style and one related to this vibe throughout the course will benefit from the three-note-per-string fingerings. With these sequences you can get some nasty legato licks flowing with ease as well have the roadmap to get around the neck with killer ideas that have you chuggin’ in the low end and then racing up the neck to a screaming bend on the hi-E string.