Our third mode is the Phrygian mode, which is built from the 3rd degree of the major scale. This is another minor mode as it is built based on the 3rd degree, which harmonises to minor. Just as with all the modes, it's important to get an idea of the sound of them, and this one os pretty dark!
The Phrygian mode is based on the third degree of the major scale and is a minor sounding mode. This is because it is built from the third degree of the scale, which harmonises to a minor chord. The E Phrygian is as follows:
Another way to work out the Phrygian mode, and what we consider to be the best way to do it, is to learn the formula. The formula for this scale is:
Phrygian Mode: 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 8
To help you put this into practice, here is a common shape for the E Phrygian scale. Notice that these are the exact same notes as in C major, just starting and ending on E.