Cautionary key/time signature before repeat barline if start repeat is in different key/time

• Oct 2, 2014 - 09:32
S5 - Suggestion

I've seen in some scores a courtesy key/time signature before a repeat, if the song is in a different key/time after the jump. These signature are sometimes in parentheses because they doesn't even apply to the following measure, which could have yet another key/time change, resulting in a potential measure or system ending with a key signature in parentheses, a time signature in parentheses, an end-repeat barline, another key signature, and another time signature.

It's a rather obscure feature, and I know jumps are complex, so it's only a feature request. I'm not even sure how or whether it would be notated for segno or coda systems. However, unlike feature requests for automation/alignment, currently there is no way to even include this notation if you wanted it.

While automatic generation is possible, it would take a lot of work, and not everyone would want it. Perhaps we could make dropping a key/time signature onto a repeat barline a permitted operation to create this notation?


Your image shows a C-Major keysig change in measure 8, the start repeat being in measure 3

If you thing there is an issue, please ipoen a new onw (but better start with a forum post) and attach a sample score, descibe what you see and what you expect.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

The issue is exactly as described here (and there: please go have a look)
When a repeat sends you to a different key, it should have a courtesy key before the end repeat barline. This is word for word the first sentence of this topic?

My image shows that before the repeat we're in C major and at the beginning of the repeat we're in A major.
What I expect is a courtesy key sig. of A before the end repeat barline.

In fact, what I expect is exactly the image in Example 2 in that implementation from the original poster of this thread:
(albeit in a different key, and in a perfect world with brackets).

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