(Toy bassist sheepishly opening door that separates BG from DB rooms. Slight creek in door. DBers turn heads to peer at innocent and naive toy bassist, sneering and scoffing. DBers return back to Rosin conversation. Toy bassist timidly steps forward). So, I had a thread in Mike Dimin's column about minor scales, but it managed to slip through the cracks, so MISS SPITZFORALL encouraged that I start this flame thre....er, sorry, thread, over at what seems to be annointed as the THEORY forum, good ole MISCELLANEOUS (DB). So, to the benevolent Gods of real bass I ask: What are the practical applications of the natural, harmonic and minor scales? I know the notes of these scales, but I'm not sure of these scales different uses in harmonies. I guess, really, I'm just trying to ask at what point these scales might be utilized, over which chords, or any other situation? What are some of the advantages to using one or another? (Toy bassist tucks tail between legs, and ever so suspiciously walks backward, cowering in corner, awaiting approval).