more help with repeats

• Dec 5, 2020 - 18:17

I need a bit more help with simple repeats. In my latest score, the trumpet solo starts over a bar-long blast from all the brass. The solo happens over a four bar chord sequence that repeats six times, but the brass blast is only meant to happen first time round. I could simply add some text telling players 'first time only', but that won't stop the brass blast happening on every repeat on the mp3 guide track. Is there any way to fix this please?


You can use tools, unroll repeats to unroll the score, then silence or delete the notes you don't want played to make your MP3. The score will not be linked to the original at all but can be saved under a different name if you want to keep it after making the MP3.

In reply to by David Strahan

As a trumpet player and Sibelius user, I only have one question.

How do you know when there's a soprano at your front door?

She can't find the key and doesn't know when to come in.

I was thinking you could use a rogue volta which would stop the playing of the measure but that would not be the same as leaving the measure in place as a rest. You still need to account for the measure beat duration. Bummer because I have used the rogue volta to make a three count repeat function like a two play count repeat.

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