I was looking through the article on scales on TB, and I began to wonder something. Is it better to learn scales as a series of tones and semitones, or by what sharps and flats their degrees have in C? I find it a bit easier to remember minor by flat third, sixth and seventh, but then I also think knowing the structure of the scale in terms of steps would help, especially in ascending and descending. What would you recommend? I suppose both is the easiest option, but I don't really see the point in giving myself extra work.