Add and Remove Repeats




Repeats areUsed to control the flow of your music. The repeat bars, endings and expressions direct the performer to repeat certain sections of your music and/or jump to other specially marked sections during a performance. Often, repeats areUsed to reduce the amount of music that is written on a page.


Repeats are added to particular staff, although they affect the performance of the entire piece of music. During a performance, the sequencer determines where to repeat and where to jump to based on the types of repeat expressions that are in the music.


Once a repeat is added to your music you can edit its position and appearance properties.


To Add a Repeat Sign or Expression


Select the Repeats tab in the Input Palette, then select one of the repeat signs.


Move the cursor over the staff where you wish to add the repeat. Notice that the cursor changes into a pencil and a dotted line is displayed at the current location in the Music Score.



Align the dashed line with the beat on the Music Ruler where you want the repeat.


Click the mouse to add the repeat at the specified location in the staff.


Note: To add a repeat end bracket at the very end of the piece, insert the repeat on the last div mark of the Music Ruler. This is a special way to give the repeat a time that is outside the measure. If you really want a repeat bracket with a time of the last div, see the Repeat Properties Palette topic to change the time of the repeat.



To Remove Repeats


Select the repeats and press the Delete key.



To Add a Repeat Ending


Select the Repeats tab in the Input Palette, then select the repeat ending symbol.


Move the cursor over the staff where you wish to add the ending. Notice that the cursor changes into a pencil and a dotted line is displayed at the current location in the Music Score.


Align the dashed line with the beat where you want the repeat. You should normally place a repeat ending at the start of the measure.


Click the mouse to insert the repeat ending at the specified location in the staff. Notice that the ending is automatically positioned to cover the entire measure.


Note: In general, the repeat is automatically sized so that it continues until the next end repeat sign. If no such repeat can be found, a duration of one measure isUsed.