C♯ Phrygian Mode on Mandolin

Here you can learn how to play the Phrygian Mode in the key of C♯ on the Mandolin. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the C♯ Phrygian Mode, where available we also provide suggested Mandolin fingerings. In the Mandolin view below, you can display the notes of the C♯ Phrygian Mode mapped out onto the Mandolin fretboard and switch between the notes, degrees, intervals or, if we have them, suggested Mandolin fingerings.

Notes Ascending

C♯, D, E, F♯, G♯, A, B, C♯

Notes Descending

C♯, B, A, G♯, F♯, E, D, C♯

Pattern Ascending

S, T, T, T, S, T, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

T, T, S, T, T, T, S

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

C♯ > C♯0Perfect Unison (P1)
C♯ > D1minor 2nd (m2)
C♯ > E3minor 3rd (m3)
C♯ > F♯5Perfect 4th (P4)
C♯ > G♯7Perfect 5th (P5)
C♯ > A8minor 6th (m6)
C♯ > B10minor 7th (m7)
C♯ > C♯12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

C♯ > C♯0Perfect Unison (P1)
C♯ > B2Major 2nd (M2)
C♯ > A4Major 3rd (M3)
C♯ > G♯5Perfect 4th (P4)
C♯ > F♯7Perfect 5th (P5)
C♯ > E9Major 6th (M6)
C♯ > D11Major 7th (M7)
C♯ > C♯12Perfect Octave (P8)

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