Repeats & Jumps

• Nov 30, 2021 - 07:02

I don't know if this is a bug or if I just don't know how to fix the settings.
I did the whole 'repeat this measure a bunch of times, then go on to the next measure' and I made sure to edit the play count accordingly. The volta on the repeats is closed, and the following volta is open. But after the measure is repeated a bunch of times, the playback just stops. It doesn't continue to the next measure. What's worse, I can't start the playback from anywhere in the score. I can't play ANYTHING after that measure is repeated a bunch of times.
Please help.


"Repeat this measure a bunch of times" possibly doesn't need a volta.

But my guess is that your play count is one to few. It should be one higher than the number of items listed in the volta repeatlist property. So for a volta with repeatlist "1,3,6" for example, the play count of the end repeat barline at the end of that volta should be "4"

In reply to by Lianna Pfister

Measure 16 needs a play count of 13, the voltas need a repeat list of "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12", resp. "13".
Measure 19 needs a play count of 3, the voltas need a repeat list of "1,2", resp. "3".

It still stops after measure 18 though, no idea (yet) why.
The score does seem to stem from MuseScore 2?

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

The reason it stops is because volta's are alternative endings. At m19, the volta is evaluated before the start repeat, meaning it is compared with playback count 13 and skipped, next the volta3 is compared and also skipped. It's an open volta, so it covers till the end of the score, leaving nothing else to play.

Then again, as mentioned in my first reply, there is no need for any volta at all if all you want is to have a repeat work more than one time. Just set the play count of the measure as you want and perhaps add a text indication (I've used a staff line here, with an invisible line, to get correct positioning).

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In reply to by jeetee

Deleting all the voltas but leaving the play count the way it was made the playback exactly how I wanted it, but I still want the dictation.
I'm not sure what you mean by 'make the staff line visible'; I haven't made anything invisible. I'm sorry–it's probably really simple but I don't know what I'm doing.
Is there a way I can put the voltas in the dictation without the playback changing anything? Sort of like the inverse of making an element invisible?

In reply to by Lianna Pfister

I was referring to the staff line as used in my example, for which "line visible" is currently not checked in the inspector.

If you're starting without a line in your own score, then add the Staff-line from the lines palette (you might need to use the "more" button to see it). You can then use the inspector to give it the wanted hooks and change the start text & position so it'll look like a volta. But because it'll be a plain staff-line it won't affect playback.

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