heya ya all! I have a question about Melodic/Harmonic Scales and how to use them. Lately, I've been revising my theory and re-learning my scales. I already knew both the Pentatonic and Major scale (from my guitar years), but I had always learned them by looking at grids in music books. Nowadays I try to learn 'em by ear and by thinking of them in intervals instead of looking at dots on a grid. After redoing the Major scale, I moved on to the minor scale which went quite fluently. I also wanted to learn the Melodic and Harmonic variations. I knew of these from a far away past. This chapter needs some refreshing thought. First, I'm doubting wether Melodic is #6 or #6 #7 and harmonic is #6 #7 or #6. I think Melodic is #6 and Harmonic is #6 #7, but I can also be the other way around (my mother, who's a pianist, thinks its the other way around). So thats the first part of my question. Next part; can these variations be used on all scales (major/minor) or only on minor scales? If you would have a #7 in C major that would give a B#->C. So I think they can only be used on minor Scales, still, a clear answer to this question would be greatly appreciated. And then, last part: In what kind of music and on what chord patterns are Melodic/Harmonic scales often used? I'm getting quite bored of pentatonic improvisations. Thanks alot ps; I'm sorry if this is already asked before.