i'm taking a musicianship class at college and most of the things taught are new to me (ear training and sight singing, etc). i asked for any papers that might help and the teacher handed me a paper w/a list of the 12 major and minor scales.
my confusion comes from how i was taught the minor scales. i never had a formal music theory education; i learned out of "universal saxophone method" or something book by deVille as well as from jamey aebersold's vol 26 major and minor scales for improvsation book. in those books, i learned minor scales as flatting the 3rd and 7th of the major scale (sometimes heard it as just flatting the 3rd or something). HOWEVER, on the paper my professor handed to me, the minor scales consisted of the 3rd, 7th, AND 6th flatted. is there a difference in minor scales when it comes to classical or jazz music or something?
thanks for reading my long explanation of a relatively simple problem