to next Strain

• Feb 23, 2014 - 01:13

I have a piece I am transcribing into MuseScore, the piece has a next strain indictor to skip over a measure and repeat. I am having a difficult time creating this in MuseScore. First off, is there a way to do this? I originally just transcribed it out but it looks messy.

thanks in advance,


In reply to by Anonymous

As far as I can tell from the excerpt, this a very ordinary first and second ending, except that the publisher inexplicably left out the repeat barline that should have appeared at the end of the first ending. Instead, he replaced this standard required / marking with the otherwise unnecesary text directive "to next strain".

If you include the standard repeat sign at the end of tbe first ending, you won't need to add the text "to next strain", but should you wish to display that message, you can add it as staff text (Ctrl+T).

This isn't just a "beginner" thing. I spotted the same use of "To next strain" in a piano-vocal copy of "Master of the House" from Les Mis. In that case they use it because they are already using a Coda later on. With the lyrics in place it makes it easy enough to understand the direction.

In reply to by underquark

Yes, I've seen it used that way before, too. I don't know if it's possible to co-opt the existing DS and Segno markings to create forward jumps in this manner; if not, maybe we need a new type of element?

Anyhow, my point with respect to the example at hand is, regardless of how it looks in the original, and depending on *why* one is copying it in the first place, I'd suggest turning it into the more standard Coda. Or, if duplicating the original appearance really is the goal for some reason, and plauback doesn't matter, simply add the marking as text.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

It would be possible if measures had a property as follows: a table giving for each time the measure is played the «true» nummer of the next measure to play, the defaulj being to play the next one.
«True» relates to the number without taking in account the corrections for the displayed number.

That's the way used in the commercial music editor Pizzicato.

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