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Re: What are the "rules" for repeats?

From: Jim Sabatke
Subject: Re: What are the "rules" for repeats?
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 04:16:43 -0500
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Mats Bengtsson wrote:

Jim Sabatke wrote:

I've been coding a program to convert BMW bagpipe music files into lilypond format. I've followed repeat examples and am have not been using \repeat for repeated sections that do not have alternative endings.

What is the "approved" format for using repeats?

Didn't you beleive my previous answer?

\repeat volta 2 { some music }


Of course I believe you. I just want to be sure I understand. I'm sure you understand how hard it is to fix a parser once you've committed to a plan.

I had mentioned in a previous message that I thought that "repeat volta 2" requires 2 alternative endings, so I had not been using the "repeat volta" syntax for repeats with no alternative endings.

I have not yet tried to generate midi music from the lilypond source, and I assume the proper syntax is required for that.

If I have two lines that repeat with no alternative endings, do I use "\repeat volta 0," or "\repeat {," or something different?

Or, if I have one alternative ending, with a d.s. al fine, do I use \repeat volta 1?

Thank you,


Jim Sabatke
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