So I am teaching a student and have been for a couple years now. We are just starting to get into jazz. He knows all the major modes, etc. We are now working on the tune blue bossa, and he is confused how to look at minor ii-7b5-Valt -i's. Obviously, there are a lot of different approaches... Melodic mlodic minor up a minor 3rd, melodic minor up a half step, melodic minor on the root is one way... I am looking for an easy way to teach this and apply it to modes. Any advice on how to simplify this progression to someone just learning the ropes?