Watch the Common Tone Blues online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 30 Jazz Guitar Rhythms You MUST Know
For "Common Tone Blues", we use the Bb blues, keeping a common tone on top of each chord of the blues progression. We use a Bb as the common tone. The Bb is the root of the Bb chord, then becomes the 5th of the Eb chord. Let's go through the whole progression now with the Bb on top of every chord.