Lines in the palette
I'm writing a 4-stanza piece in which I want to repeat most of the stanza, with the last phrase becoming more impressive each time through. So it plays 5 bars the first time through, 6 bars the second time, 7 bars the third time.
I used the "1" line to indicate the contents of the last bar on the first time through, and that works fine, but I want to use the "2" line to cover two bars, and the "3" line to cover 3 or 4 bars. Is there a way of stretching the line? I can only make it cover one bar. The handbook does not have any instruction for handling lines.
It's not very musical to represent it in text, but I think you'll get the idea of what I want: