• Jan 28, 2021 - 04:23

I have a score with two repeated sections. The second part has two endings. In order for it to work the writer used a DC al Fine at the end of the second ending and put the Fine at the end of the first ending. It used to work on an older version of Musescore but it no longer works. It will repeat and then skip the Fine and end at the end of the second ending where the DC al Fine is. I've tried reworking it several ways, using DS al Fine and the appropriate Segno added, but it still does not work. I've included the DC and the DS versions for your perusal. Is there a way to make this work? Much appreciate your help.

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I don't think you're understanding what I'm saying. I need it to play the first section twice, then the second part twice with the second ending the second time through. Then it's supposed to go back to the top and play everything once until it comes to the FINE. It's not doing that. It's skipping the first ending (second time around) and ending at the end of the second ending. This is not how it's supposed to work. It used to do it with Musescore 2 so I know it can do it. I just don't know why it's not doing it with M3 or now M3.6.

Please take me through your expected playback order; checking "play repeats" for the D.C. definitely makes playback stop at the Fine for me in 3.6.0.

The resulting playback order = A A B1 B2 A A B1

In reply to by jeetee

It used to play AA, B1 B1 B2, A B1. Right now it's playing AA, B1 B2, A, B2 ending on B2. This is using the DC version. When I clicked on the "play repeats" using the DS version, I'm now getting the same as you. with AA being played the second time during the "fine" part. I can live with that but it's still a mystery why it's not following the usual "Fine" format. If that's the best it can do now, then we can make do with that I guess. It's definitely an improvement.

In reply to by Gerri Hynes

Just so I'm explaining myself clearly, when using a FINE with Da Capo's in an orchestral arrangement, the second time through, the repeats are not played. So the fact that Musescore is playing the A part twice during the second time is an error. This is not one of our orchestra pieces, obviously, so we can live with it, but it may present problems with orchestral set ups.

In reply to by Gerri Hynes

To be clear, not taking repeats is the default after a jump indeed (so then A is played only once). That A is played twice when you turn on "play repeats" is not a bug, but exactly what that option does; usually the jump text in the score is then changed to "D.C. al Fine con rep." to indicate so. That is not a bug.

What is also normal is that indeed after a Jump only the last repeat is played again. Your problem is that for your B-part, the last repeat is B2 and not B1; as such the "Fine" in B1 is unreachable after the jump.

Now knowing all that, there is a way to make your score work as you want it; by making sure that your first volta also is the last one and perceived as the "last repeat".
(1) Change the repeatlist for that volta to 1,3
(2) Change the play count of the end measure of that volta from "2" to "3"

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In reply to by jeetee

That is immensely helpful, thank you. Your version works perfectly. Much appreciated. I can see the 'repeat list' with the 1,3, but I'm not sure where to find the 'play count'? can you direct me to that setting please? Thanks! I'd like to know how to make these adjustments for next time.

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