I met a guy on the internet who told my that minor scales don't actually exist, and here's why...
1. Minor Scales are just the 6th Degree Mode of a major scale, If you take any major scale and play the Aeolian mode(6th degree), you will actually be playing the relative minor key
this is true, he is right, although what topped off why minor scales don't exist
2. Minor scales cant generate their own system of modes, unlike all major scales
which i disagree with(read on), but if any of you guys can prove it so, then maybe ill reevaluate...
now my first thought was, what if you take a minor scale and play the Third Degree of it(i guess this is still called Phrygian if its minor), you end up with the relative major key, so with his same logic, i guess i can prove Major keys also don't exist, although if he doesn't believe minor keys exist in the first place, i guess i can't
sooo yeah idk where i am going with this but what do you guys think of this logic? it seems to make sense at first, but i just don't see it holding any ground with a theory buffs
and in an attempt to create more discussion...if you have any odd stories regarding theory, go ahead and drop them in here if you want :)