Watch the Phrygian Major online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Modes That Matter
It’s good to have an arsenal of sounds to play over altered V7 chords. That’s why in 13 Scales and Modes That Matter you get exposed to five of the ones that, well, matter. As we’ve seen some modes just own a chord and/or progression. The same could be said for Phrygian Major when it comes to dom7b9b13 chords going to some sort of minor chord resolution. Following what was established in the altered scale segments this first style setting will feature a cadence where you’ll play the application for the V chord only and then have to either target the resolution or attempt to make the switch to a new scale or mode over the tonic. Down the road when you feel you’re getting a handle on things try to switch around what you play over the V7 chords with the various altered dominant choices. Just look at the charts to see what alterations are in there and line up all the modes that have the same ones. At first, try playing the same fingering for each one and then when you’re really getting it together switch that up.