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I agree with Agent27. Harmonic minor scale applies very well in a ii-V7(b9)-i minor progression, if you are going to look at it from a scalar perspective.

And then there's this:

Yes, I did use the melodic instead of natural minor because it's used more in jazz playing.
While it's true that melodic minor is used quite a bit in jazz, so is natural minor. In fact natural minor is a mode of the major scale (the 6th mode). And it's quite common when playing in a minor key. I wouldn't get too hung up on what is commonly used where. All these scale sounds are used a lot.

Just to clarify for anyone who is getting confused:

Melodic minor: 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7
Harmonic minor: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7

Dorian minor: 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
Aeolian (natural) minor: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7

Note: dorian & aeolian (natural) minor are modes of the major scale (the 2nd & 6th modes, respectively).

All these variations of a minor scale are important. It's a good idea to practice them all and listen closely to how they differ.

Anyway, theguy2, it's fine to have the melodic minor scale in your chart, but best to call it what it is: melodic minor.
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