Originally Posted by: Guitar__God
In that last view of the blues scale you posted, you can see the visual difference in what I'm talking about - the 5th shows up as (5b), but the 3rd does not show the flat symbol - it just shows up as (3) and not (3b).
I agree that the position of the flatted 3rd is otherwise correct - just does not show that note as being flat in the scale.
Oh, I see what you mean! That's just how the scale finder is set up. It doesn't show the flat symbol on any other scale degree. It only shows the flat 5th because there is also a non-flat 5th.
If you select a major scale, then the assumption is that the 3rd is major. Conversely, if you select a minor scale, then the assumption is that the 3rd is minor. And since it's in the right fretboard location to create the right interval sound, you can see the pattern is correct.
Hope that helps!
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