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4.6 Repeats

SmartScore will repeat properly-marked sections including multiple repeats and repeated endings. Also, playback can jump forward or jump back when properly marked. For more information, see Section 4.8, "Jumps".


To insert a repeat barline, repeat measure or any other repeat symbol,

Toggle the “C” key to enter Insert mode. Select any repeat symbol from “Bar- lines & Repeats” palette and click to place it.

To change any current barline to a repeat barline,

Select a repeat barline from the “Barlines” palette. Click on any existing barline to change it to the selected barline.

To delete any barline,

Quick-select (Ctl+click) on a barline (or select any barline from the “Barlines” palette). Hit the “X” key and click on the barline to delete it.

NOTE: Do not delete a barline at the end of a system to change it; the following mea- sures will become reformatted. See Section 4.7.1, "Deleting numbered endings and barlines at the end of systems".

To insert a “Repeat Previous Measure” mark,

a. Select the Repeat Previous Measure mark from palette. image b. In Insert mode, click into an empty measure.

All notation present in the previous measure will automatically repeat itself during play- back.

4.6.1 Repeated verses

Many scores have multiple verses that repeat several times even though the music is writ- ten once and may or may not even have barlines (e.g. hymnals). Other scores have sec- tions marked only by single repeat barlines but are intended to repeat several times (e.g. the ending of a song with “repeat and fade”).

To change how many times a section should be repeated,


a. With the Properties tool selected, click on the Left Repeat barline that begins the section. The Barline Properties window will open.


FIGURE 4 - 11: Selecting the number of verses to be repeated

b. Select the number of desired repeats in the Repeat Section pull-down menu.

Choices are from 1 to 8 repeats.