Happy shows you how to play in the versatile and useful dropped D tuning, with its rich, booming bass notes and easy chord shapes. You ll learn how to play and sing five classic songs, each one rich with possibilities for creating exciting arrangements. You ll start by playing each one in its simplest form, picking out the basic melody using an alternating bass pattern. By adding chords, licks and melodic variations, you ll soon be playing complex and compelling arrangements, with each tune featuring new and different additions to your bag of tricks. These include "The Colorado Trail," "My Home s Across the Smoky Mountains," "Fishin Blues," "The Blues Ain t Nothin " and the famous "John Henry."