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Re: extra measure in verse of vocal music

From: Robert Schmaus
Subject: Re: extra measure in verse of vocal music
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:58:09 +0200

Two ideas:

(1) You could notate verse 1 followed by a repeated verse 2&3 with the extra measure and then add a D.C. for the 4th verse. 

(2) you could use a \repeat volta and \alternatives structure with the ending of verses 1&4 under the first volta bracket and the ending of verses 2&3 under the second bracket. Then replace the volta bracket captions by something like "Verses 1 & 4" and "Verses 2 & 3". 

Both will probably look messy if you plan to have the lyrics right underneath the music. For that case, the only non-messy option I can think of is to write out all four verses. With copy & paste that's not a problem ...

Best, Rob 


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On 20 Jul 2015, at 04:49, Peter Hiltz <address@hidden> wrote:

A particular song has four verses and a refrain. Verses 2 and 3 have one extra measure about 5 measures before the refrain. 

I am confused on how best to handle the issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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