When you take the melodic minor scale starding with:
III you have the Lydian augmented sacle(WWWWHWH)
IV you have the lydian b7 scale (bartok)
VII you have the altered scale.
In his book (patterns for jazz),Jerry coker, don't talk about the Lydian b7 scale, and don't talk about the altered scale.
He only talk about the Lydian augmented scale (L.A) and advice us to master this scale in order to use it like that:
On a seven chord:
-To have a 7#11, play the L.A starting on the seventh of the chord
-To have a #9b9#11b13 (alt), play th L.A starting onthe third of th chord
Ex: to Play C7#11 then play Bb Lydian augm.
to play Calt then play E LYdian augm.
What do you think about this concept?
What do you think is best?
- practice altered scales, then Lydian b7, and maybe the Lydian augm. sacle which can be also use on a major chord?
-Or practice the Lydian augmented scale, master it, and learn to use it as jerry cooker advice us?