This is a technique I use to teach pronunciation in language classes.. seems to work for me for learning tunes… practice last phrase of tune until confident, then add second last, looping that phrase till sounding good, then play through to the end. Keep adding phrases (for me right now, one phrase per day) till you get to the beginning. This helps me overcome my tendency to start strong and slow down and lose confidence near the end. This may be already covered in Fiddlehed but so far I haven’t come across it.
I have done this from time to time. Sometimes I start with endings on A part and B Part then work back into the bar that flows into them. I get the notion of when the ending is coming and which is which. I think there is always a contest between ones need to make music and the necessity of practice which is hardly ever as attractive as playing.