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JohnJSherry
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Endings

Post by JohnJSherry » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:00 pm

I've made my 3rd repeat sign on measure 25 and on playback it jumps to the initial forward repeat and then plays to the first ending but then jumps to what seems like a random measure instead of the 4th ending, which is on measure 26.

In case this is a little unclear, I've attached the file.

Thanks!

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motet
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Re: Endings

Post by motet » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:08 pm

Endings 2 and 3 have two backward repeats (at 18 and 25), which doesn't make sense. If measure 18 repeats back, there's no way to get to 19. Or are you supposed to take the measure-18 repeat on the second ending but not the third?

If Finale is confused, a human will be, too. Better to eliminate some of the repeats and write the music out--you're not saving that much by having a complex and confusing repeat structure.

JohnJSherry
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Re: Endings

Post by JohnJSherry » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:38 pm

Good point, I guess I was trying too hard to fit it all on 2 pages...it probably is easier to read this way.

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