I have about 300 tunes on my list that I can ‘sort of’ play. I play by ear and rarely resort to using tabs. Keeping on top of this number of tunes is close to impossible as I would need to practice night & day. It’s handy though to be able to play just about anything especially in eg a campfire singalong situation where accuracy doesn’t really matter.
But, I’m sort of settling in on a core repertoire of tunes that I regularly practice. The core represents ca 30 tunes all of which I can play reasonably well. Some are simple but great melodies and a few are showpiece difficult tunes. I’m not sure that the average listener would know what is easy or hard to play.
Would be interested to know what others believe to be a reasonable repertoire?