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I'm making a guess here, but would this scale be an E minor diminished 2nd?

E F G A B C D E
 

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Well...normal E minor is E F# G A B C D E because it is the relative minor of G major which has 1 sharp, F#.

Therefore, if the F is natural, it must be diminished 2nd.
 

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E Phrygian
 

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GuitaristZ said:
wait...I thought the phrygian mode was b2, b3, b6, and b7?

that would be: E F Gb A B Cb Db E
Yes you would be correct for the most part..you would use that formula to alter from the major scale of E. It contains E F# G# A B C# D# thus the alteration would give you that of a C scale.:food-smiley-004:
 

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Read over Mr David's explanation again. It's good.
If you start with E major - E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#, E and the flatten the 2 (F#-> F), flatten the 3 (G#-> G), flatten the 6 and 7 (C# -> C and D#-> D) so you get E F G A B C D E.

Where you got confused before was you started from the minor instead of the major. If you want to start from the natural minor then just flatten the 2.
 
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