Harmonic Major - Cinderella Scale Story?
Personally, I haven't paid much attention to this scale and its modes up to this point; the reason being, I guess, is that many of its diatonic chord types are embedded within some of the more commonly used scale systems: Major. minor (melodic & harmonic), diminished and augmented.
However, I've come to discover that the Harmonic Major scale system is a unique and beautiful thing (or should I say thang?)!
Although a hybrid, of sorts, it contains a number of strangely beautiful and exotic sounding (to western ears) modes and melodic possibilities.
So what, then, is this thing called Harmonic Major, and how did it get here?