# Simple first & second endings in multiple parts of a piece

• Nov 23, 2020 - 01:17

I often need to score something that has an AABB form where only the ends of the A and B parts differ (e.g. fiddle tunes). The obvious way to write it is for each part (A and B) to have first and second endings...
For a simple example:
|: xxx|xxx|xxx|xxx|xxx|xxx|1st ending xxx|xxx:|2nd ending xxx|xxx| (A part)
|: xxx|xxx|xxx|xxx|xxx|xxx|1st ending xxx|xxx:|2nd ending xxx|xxx| (B part)
where xxx is a measure of music

Unfortunately the 1st and 2nd endings don't play back correctly in the B part. I'm guessing that's because Musescore doesn't understand the scope of the endings. Is there any way to make the scope clear?
Or would the B parts need to be called 3rd and 4th endings, even though that's quite contrary to the logic of the music? And if so, what happens if the whole thing needs to be repeated (AABBAABB)? Are we into 7th and 8th endings?

Thanks for any clarification or helpful work-arounds.
-=P=-

See if #311986: Duplicate volta causes later repeats to play wrong is causing you a problem. If you have several instruments and voltas on each instruments it causes the second repeat to malfunction. It should be fixed in 3.6 and I'll check to see if this is the case if you attach a score you're haiving problems with.

Here's a really simple test of an AABB written with voltas. The problem is that the volta in the BB part is treated as a simple repeat.
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I think I am having a very similar problem. This fiddle piece is in three measures. Each measure should be repeated with first and second endings. The first measure plays back correctly but the second and third measure plays the first ending the first time and then the second time it plays the first ending again (wrongly) and then the second ending. I have tried to follow your discussion on duplicate voltas but I don't think that is the problem here.

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In reply to by donald paton

Click on the first volta of m8 and press delete. You'll notice there's still another one left. So you indeed are affected by exactly the same bug, which is fixed for the upcoming 3.6 version.

To see them, click and drag to separate.