support of "half" slurs with open end (in a repeat measure)

• Mar 26, 2019 - 11:41
Reported version
3.0
Type
Functional
Frequency
Many
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

In case of repeats (or jumps) sometimes a "half" slur is necessary. This means that the last chord of the measure shall be merged to the first chord of the measure that is jumped to.
The same applies to hold slurs (the difference is just that the notes are really merged to one). But as a first approach normal slurs would do it, too.
Actually a slur always connects to the chord of the next measure - which is of cause the normal behaviour.


Comments

While there are workarounds (which I have yet to understand, as that page is a rather long read and confusing to new users), this is rather basic editing and should not require a workaround to begin with.

For jazz standards there are many tunes beginning with an upbeat where the last note uses a slur going into bar 1 of the tune. If A section is played twice, often times that is notated as first and second ending, while the first ending then needs a slur on the last note.