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Watch the Major Pentatonics With Passing Tones online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Blues Connections: Major

Let's take a quick look at how to incorporate our passing tones. First the b3rd. This note falls in between the 2nd and 3rd. The b7th is a half step higher than the 6th. Here's the formula: Root-2-b3-3-5-6-b7-Root. Here's the intervallic distances: whole-half-half-minor 3rd-whole-half-whole. Let's try this on a single string so we get a visual of the distances. The b3 can be used as an approach note to the 2nd or the 3rd and can also be used as a chromatic passing tone between the 2nd and 3rd. The b7 can be used as tension note or a note of resolve.