Freygish Scale

The Freygish Scale, also known as the Jewish Scale, is a common scale in Middle Eastern music, and produces an instantly recognisable exotic sound. It is also known as the Phrygian dominant scale and the Spanish Gypsy scale. It is widely used in Arabic music, and in Spanish music – it is a scale used by Flamenco guitarists. It is the fifth mode of a harmonic minor scale.

The scale spelling for a Freygish scale is: 1, b2, 3, 4, 5, b6, 7b

Freygish Scale / Jewish Scale Guitar Diagrams & Tab

Two ways of playing the Freygish Scale are shown below.

Freygish Scale Guitar Diagram 1
Freygish / Jewish Scale Guitar Diagram 1

Jewish Scale Guitar Diagram 2
Freygish / Jewish Scale Guitar Diagram 2

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Freygish Scale Guitar TAB
Freygish Scale Guitar TAB

This is a good scale to have in your collection. People tend to sit up and take notice if you drop it into a solo, and many rock and metal players use it when an exotic sound is desired. Hear a sample of the Freygish scale / Jewish scale being used in a metal solo here: Metal Guitar Scales.

Learn many more guitar scales here: Guitar Scales. Information about other Spanish guitar scales can be found here: Spanish Guitar Scales.

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