The Hira-joshi scale belongs to the group of Japanese scales because of the geographical location where it was born and its typical sound. If you are looking forward to improvise Japanese music, then the Hira-joshi scale can be an excellent choice.
The Hira-joshi scale can be used to compose melancholic ethnic music. You may also use it for modal jazz improvisation and since it belongs to the group of Minor scales it can be also useful for also composing scary and romantic music.
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