The key of E Phrygian has a key signature of no sharps or flats. The E Phrygian scale has the notes E, F, G, A, B, C, and D. It is the most popular key among Phrygian keys and the 48th most popular among all keys. The E Phrygian scale is similar to the E Minor scale except that its 2nd note (F) is a half step lower. Chord progressions in Phrygian often rely on the major chord built off of this 2nd scale degree (F major) which gives the key its distinctive sound. For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends
According to the TheoryTab database, songs in E Phrygian draw almost entirely from the following 20 chords. Click on a chord below to show it on the piano and hear how it sounds.
Click on the following songs in E Phrygian to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in E Phrygian.