#1
I am taking the Melodic Minor Scale but using a flat 5th.

So the pattern of Whole Steps and Half Steps is now: WHWHWWW

I am starting it on a D so the notes of the scale are: D,E,F,G,Ab,Bb,C,D.

What is the name of the scale?? I think it is a mode but I don't know which one :/
#3
Quote by MaXiMuse
D Aelion with a b5 indeed. Dm blues (omit5)

It`s not a mode because Bb and Ab are not the first two flats as a keysign. there should be an Eb with it...


good lord... you are a genius!
#4
You have 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7.

The only mode with a b5 is the Locrian mode which has a b2 as well.

According to this site (http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/reverse_scales.php) it says D Half-Diminished #2, but the most common one would be F melodic minor (ascending).

Also, that isn't the melodic minor with a b5, that's the natural minor with a b5.
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#5
Quote by food1010
You have 1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7.

The only mode with a b5 is the Locrian mode which has a b2 as well.

According to this site (http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/reverse_scales.php) it says D Half-Diminished #2, but the most common one would be F melodic minor (ascending).

Also, that isn't the melodic minor with a b5, that's the natural minor with a b5.

Locrian natural 2 and Jazz minor are the names I learned for those scales, which essentially amount to the same thing. D locrian natural 2 is the sixth mode of the F jazz minor (or ascending melodic minor) scale.