Easy tunes that sound difficult
We’ve had some people ("Fools", Michael calls them) who have requested suggestions for really complicated tunes which they can learn so as to "impress" people at sessions or to play as party pieces.
However, I think we should cheat. Why bother learning difficult tunes, if you can play easy ones which listeners might believe are difficult? 🙂
Conversely, you’ll get lots of simple sounding tunes which are actually quite difficult to play. Therefore, there’s less sympathy when you make a mistake.🙂
So, just as a bit of fun here, have you got any suggestions? One example I can think of is "The Mouth of the Tobique" which is remarkably easy to play.
Again, I’ll reiterate that this is just meant to be a humorous exercise. I’m not going to actively pursue this pracice.
Oh, and I also realise that all "diddley=Irish" and "diddly=Scottish" music is easy anyway. 🙂