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ChristopherSchlegel
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Originally Posted by: Horseflesh

Hi ok my question is if I'm in G major 3rd frett and I wanted to play say b phrygian could I take the shape from the 7th frett and use that over the 3rd frett 1st position instead or am I way off ? Thx

B phrygian is the 3rd mode of the G major scale. They contain the exact same notes, but starting on a different note as the reference point.

G major scale:

g-a-b-c-d-e-f#

B phrygian mode:

b-c-d-e-f#-g-a

I cover modes here:

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=370

In particular you would use this pattern moved down 2 frets. Because this tutorial presents the modes of the major scale in the key of A major.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=10746&s_id=370

Does that make sense?


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