Watch the Home of the Tigers online guitar lesson by Annie Raines from Blues Harmonica Blueprint

This is the first song I ever wrote on the harmonica, and it started out as an exercise to use some of the things I’d been learning from Jon Gindick’s Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless. Jon is an expert at defining things in the simplest, most communicative terms, like the "up riff" (3b 3d 4b 4d), and the "down riff" (4d 4b 3d 3b). We’ll be using those as well as a major 6 arpeggio and a few time tricks with the pentatonic scale.