Scales of the World
This is the second mode generated form the Harmonic Minor scale. If your unclear about how modes are generated then check out the modes section of getting started.
This scale could also be described as Dorian, flat second, flat fifth.
Hold on!, I know what your saying. Dorian flat second, flat fifth, my %#*.
However, this scale sounds so much more normal pleasing and yet exotic than what it looks like on paper.
It’s a very workable, friendly scale.