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The Minor 2-5-1
Playing over the minor ii-V-i can be quite tricky.
Generally speaking, either the m7b5 chord stands alone, or used just with the dom7 (which can assume various forms) or used in the full ii-V-i progression.
There are essentially 3 scales in which a m7b5 chord appears:
1) As the 7th chord of a major scale
2) As the 2nd chord of a harmonic minor scale
3) As the 6th chord of a melodic minor scale.
If we take a Bm7b5 these are the choices:
1) C major
2) A harmonic minor
3) D melodic minor
This is what they sound like: