The key of D Phrygian has a key signature of 2 flats (B♭, and E♭). It is the 5th most popular key among Phrygian keys and the 56th most popular among all keys. The D Phrygian scale is similar to the D Minor scale except that its 2nd note (E♭) is a half step lower. Chord progressions in Phrygian often rely on the major chord built off of this 2nd scale degree (E♭ 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 D 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 D Phrygian to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.
Play or download MIDI files for the following popular chord progressions in D Phrygian.