As a newer player, one of the challenges I had going to jams at festivals last year was simply not knowing tunes that were being played and having to muddle my way through learning them while playing in a group. They were beginner jams and it was encouraged for everyone to participate and play the bits they could figure out, try to read hands, learn by ear, strum an open D chord, or mute the strings and be percussion otherwise 😄
I wrote down a few tunes that came up repeatedly:
Old Joe Clark
Whiskey Before Breakfast
I think it would be helpful to have a list of common tunes that come up often for beginners. If others can add to this with more that would be great!