Hi guys I found this scale whilst playing and I really like it
st t t t t st t st: semitone t: tone (whole step)
Not sure if this is an altered mode or a scale.
Any clues ?
That is a Dorian ♭2 scale, or the second mode of the melodic minor scale. It may also be called the Phrygian ♮6 scale, or sometimes the Javanese scale. @Tim points out that this scale may also go by the name Phrygidorian. Here is a link to the question about names for melodic minor modes mentioned by @Tim.
This scale can be played with ♭9sus4 chords. It is often played in modal jazz tunes.
Or Phrygian ♮6 mode maybe? If you would like to accentuate the major degree in a predominantly minor scale.