The key of C Phrygian has a key signature of 4 flats (B♭, E♭, A♭, and D♭). It is the 2nd most popular key among Phrygian keys and the 50th most popular among all keys. The C Phrygian scale is similar to the C Minor scale except that its 2nd note (D♭) is a half step lower. Chord progressions in Phrygian often rely on the major chord built off of this 2nd scale degree (D♭ 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 C 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 C Phrygian to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in C Phrygian.