#1
I was trying to explain diminished/augmented chords & scales today, and realized I don't know the right way to write the scales. The sticky says the diminished scale is 1-2-b3-4-b5-b6-6-7-1. That doesn't make a lot of sense though since the diminished chord is written with a bb7. So I was thinking 1-2-b3-4-b5-b6-bb7-7-1. Is that right?

Also, I had the augmented written as 1-2-3-#4-#5-#6-1 (with no 7th), but I've also seen it as 1-2-3-#4-#5-b7-1 as well (without a 6th, matching the '7#5' chord. Is one more correct than another?
#3
Quote by grifff
b7 and #6 are the same thing, they are enharmonic


Same pitch in 12-edo, but not the same thing, really.


Also, I had the augmented written as 1-2-3-#4-#5-#6-1 (with no 7th), but I've also seen it as 1-2-3-#4-#5-b7-1 as well (without a 6th, matching the '7#5' chord. Is one more correct than another?


I would say the #6 would be. Going from 5 to 7 is skipping a scale degree.
#4
So I was thinking 1-2-b3-4-b5-b6-bb7-7-1. Is that right?
Makes sense to me

Also, I had the augmented written as 1-2-3-#4-#5-#6-1 (with no 7th), but I've also seen it as 1-2-3-#4-#5-b7-1 as well (without a 6th, matching the '7#5' chord. Is one more correct than another?
With these issues, I think it comes down to how you are using the scale. The Augmented scale could (I think) be used to construct augmented sixth chords, so the #6 would be used in that case.
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