Any suggestions to help remember how to start a tune?
For people who read music, a incipit file can be helpful in remembering how a tune starts. For those who learn by ear, an audio MIDI sequence (or ABC player) can serve the same purpose. However, these techniques can sometimes be time-consuming and disruptive.
Do you know of any successful techniques that can help people who know the tunes, but can’t remember how to start them? When my wife is playing in our session, she’s the go-to tune-starter, but when she’s not available, the rest of us are embarrassingly useless at starting tunes - even ones we play regularly.
Any advice would be much appreciated.