I tried to compose in the Phrygian mode which seems to be harder than the natural, harmonic and melodic minor.
The biggest challenge was to end my piece in its tonic chord. My song was intended to be E Phrygian, so I started that song with the note E, used a lot of E notes and ended with the note E only to find that Am suits better as the ending chord of my song, rather than Em.
So far I have had a better success if i use a B major chord (or B diminished triad) right before the last chord, to "force" it to resolve to Em. Has anyone experienced a similar success with this strategy, or do you have some other strategies to ensure that your written song is really Phrygian?