Tune suggestions please to help teach a beginner how to play guitar accompaniment
My niece is just starting out on standard tuned guitar, and is very motivated to learn some Irish Traditional music accompaniment. We’re looking for tunes that my wife and I can use as examples which we can all play together to help our student lean the basics of guitar accompaniment for ITM. Since good guitar accompaniment in session has, in our experience, been unfortunately uncommon (though the guitar players at our current regular sessions are excellent and respectfully take turns), we consider this an important contribution.
It would seem that tunes with a simple chord structure, and that do not require too many chords or fast chord changes, would be good candidates. Tunes that could be played slowly, and still sound good, could be good ones to start with: jigs, slow reels, hornpipes, and marches for example. We are especially interested in tunes that are themselves particularly engaging.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.