Volta 1,3 for multiple plays?

• Aug 22, 2016 - 00:15

Is it possible to have Musescore 2.03 create Volta's with multiple passes, such as the "1, 3" volta at the bottom of the attached PDF page?
If not, how can MuseScore be made to properly play a Volta that is notated this way in the paper score?

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Sure, j8st right click the volta asnd use Volta Properties to set it up as you see fit. Depending on the specifics you might also need to set the repeat count for the measure itself in Measure Properties.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I did as you suggest and the “1, 3” volta seems to work OK.
But the “2” Volta does not.
The Voltas play in this sequence: 1, 2, 3(same as 1)+2+4.
Also, I cannot change the repeat count for either of the two measure that are Volta 2. The repeat count field is dimmed.
( Only measures ending with Repeat Bars can have their "Repeat Count" changed from "2"? )

Attached is the file .

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In reply to by tomfeledy

Repeat count is only meaningful in measures that contain repeat bars. Your volta 2 doesn't have a repeat bar, so that's why that is greyed out, and that is why it doesn't repeat. The DS doesn't really make sense here. It's not at all clear what the intended order is to me, so no surprise MuseScore can't figure out your intent either.

Actually, in this specific scenario (having the D.S. in between, combined with the repeat count of 3) screws over the correct playback of the "1,3" in MuseScore.
See attached minimal example, which works 'almost' ok if the repeat count is set to 2, but changing it to 3 results in rather unexpected results.

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Hello, I'm joining this thread for a similar problem.
Could someone explain to me how to make the third verse of this song read like the first and second.
I can't do it.
For the moment, this third verse does not read any repeat or volta

In reply to by Papibois

Your problem is not as much caused by voltas as it is by the inability to perform a Jump multiple times (the D.C.).

In this specific scenario though, you can apply a dirty workaround by inserting an additional measure at the end and give that the 2nd jump to jump from verse 2 to verse 3. Make that measure as short as possible (1/64th + fast tempo marking) and mark a bunch of things invisible.

See attached example where this has been applied to your score.

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In reply to by jeetee

Bravo jeetee! Thank you so much. I knew there had to be a workaround: MuseScore is really great and so are the users who find these workarounds.
I'm going to write it down right now as a reminder.
And thank you also for taking the time to apply this to my score.

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