I’m helping someone (a mature student) who has just passed her Grade 5 violin exam. She can play well technically, but needs sheet music to do so. She has absolutely no experience of playing by ear, and wants to develop her ear / memory facility (she’s been watching videos of jams and sessions).
Right now I’m just playing simple audio phrases of two bars, four notes per bar, and she is then listening to them, and playing them back by ear. It’s a remote / virtual situation, and not face-to-face.
I’m just wondering if anyone can think of very simple polkas, preferably with close intervals and minimal string crossings, as the next step to playing something a bit more musical? For a given tune, I’d need to record a slow version of it, then let her play it back.