Adding jump and repeat symbols

• Apr 15, 2021 - 21:21

If I understand it correctly, the position is supposed to jump from 3 to 1, then 2 to 4. But I have difficulties in recreating the 3/4 parts in MuseScore. The "D. 𝄋." is equal to "D.S." in MuseScore, right? I don't think I can just add "D.S." alone in a bar, so I tried to add a coda and D.S. to a bar, and it became like the image in the second line. The position of "D.S." seems incorrect, and the thing "D.S. al Coda" seemed like D.S. + Coda, so I also tried that. But when I played the music, it did not jump or repeat. What did I do incorrectly?


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1 = A segno applied to the measure after that barline above which it appears
2 = A "To Coda" marking, applied to the measure before the barline above which it appears (showing the coda symbol here is "legacy" notation and less obvious. You may change the text of the marker to show that symbol afterwards if you wish to recreate this older notation)
3 = "D.S. al Coda" marking, applied to the measure before the double barline in your score; here again the positioning in the screenshot is a bit older than the current engraving standards indicate
4 = Coda symbol, applied to the measure after that barline above which it appears.

If you apply the above to your score, playback should follow along.

In reply to by jeetee

Thanks. First of all, with your advice, I could achieve the result (jump from 3 to 1, then 2 to 4). I tried to test it by creating a simple sample, but it did not repeat/jump. It turned out that I had turned off the "Play repeat" button in the tool bar, thinking that it was just playing the sheet in loop endlessly. Turning it on enabled repeat/jump.

So, even though the original sheet has only "D. 𝄋.", I have to use "D.S al Coda" because there is a "To Coda" between 𝄋 and "D. 𝄋.". And the "D.S." in MuseScore is to be used when there is no "To Coda" between 𝄋 and "D. 𝄋.", I guess.

In reply to by jeetee

I realised that "To Coda" is English. Is "To Coda" a new standard notation that replaces the "𝄌", which you said was legacy notation? But then it is weird, because other symbols/notations look Italian (for example "D.S. al Coda"). People all around the world use them in the same way, even though those are not in their native languages, probably because it is one traditional language. But "To Coda" is English and is a different language than "D.S. al Coda". Do people in non-English-speaking countries all switched from "𝄌" to "To Coda" (using "𝄌" instead of "To Coda" in MuseScore did not work)?

In reply to by musescore_king

The Coda sign itself and on its own would be ambiguous, while indeed often used in the wild for the Coda and the To Coda. So MuseScore can't really use if for both without creating more confusion, but you can take the To Coda and change it to look like the COda, i.e. use the corresponding glyph.
Not sure whether would be a better term for "To Coda", maybe "Al Coda" would be better? Never seen that in written publiched scores though

In reply to by musescore_king

>> Using "𝄌" instead of "To Coda" in MuseScore did not work

I've encountered this. Didn't investigate further or report.

Additionally, I also support the use of 𝄌 to mean "To Coda" — as it is not English bound. Perhaps the symbol could have a property that indicates if it mark the departure point or the start of the coda phrase.

In reply to by scorster

As (meant to have) said, the difficulty is it have 2 entries in the Repeats palette that look like a Codi sign, where one is the real Coda and the other is the To Coda.
Both are 'just' marker, but with a different 'tag' name, "coda" and "codab", referred to by the jump instructions D.x. al Coda

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