So I've read more than a few times in this forum that some like to refer to a Dm7b5 opposed to Dø. Was wondering why in a functional harmony standpoint. Which is your preference and why? Dø = D F Ab C Eb G Bb When I see Dm7b5 I think: D F Ab C E G B or does it imply Dø#2: D F Ab C E G Bb ? (Locrian#2) I see: Dø > G7+9 > I more often than: Dm7b5 > G7+9 > I ; for ii - V7 - I progressions in particular. Any other places you prefer to use this chord/scale? Just curious since I've seen this POV expressed.