The Shostakovich scale belongs to the group of Russian scales because of the geographical location where it was born and its typical sound. If you are looking forward to improvise Russian music, then the Shostakovich scale can be an excellent choice.
The Shostakovich scale contains both a major and minor third, making it a 'dual' scale. This means that the scale can be used to both create melancholic or cheerful music depending on which notes you use. The Shostakovich is usually used for improvising ethnic music and can be a great addition for your blues piano licks.
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