Creating a symbol to repeat the previous n bars in Sibelius?



Asked by: Frank Richardson

Repeat bars It’s easy to do this in Sibelius | Ultimate. You simply select the bars you want to designate as repeat bars and press keypad “5”. You can click on the symbol or on your numeric keypad type “1” for one bar repeat, “2” for bar repeat, or “4” for bar repeat.

How do you notate repeat bars?






The most basic way is the repeat symbol. This sign has two dots stacked vertically in the middle two spaces of the staff followed.

How do you repeat more than once in Sibelius?

Select the end-repeat barline, and in playback properties, check the play-on-pass boxes for as many times as you want the passage to repeat. e.g. to play it a total of 4 times, check pass 1, 2, and 3.

How do you insert a symbol in Sibelius?

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From Notations > Symbols I expand the “symbols” menu by clicking the tiny arrow. A separate window opens with easily-seen symbols.

How do you mark bars in Sibelius?

There are lots of quick ways to select bars in Sibelius: click in a blank bit of staff to select that bar in that staff, double-click to select to the end of the system, and triple-click to select the staff throughout the score; hold Shift and you can extend the selection across a range of staves, or hold Ctrl (Windows

What is the symbol of repeat mark?





In written music, a sign that tells the reader to return and repeat a defined section of the music. :|| means to return to ||: or to the beginning of the piece of music.

What are the symbols for repeated sections and repeat marks?

A repeat barline symbol is drawn with a double barline and two dots—one above and one below—the middle line of the staff. Most often you’ll see two repeat barline symbols – one marking the beginning of the section to repeat and one marking the end.

How do you add a repeat symbol in Sibelius?

It’s easy to do this in Sibelius | Ultimate. You simply select the bars you want to designate as repeat bars and press keypad “5”. You can click on the symbol or on your numeric keypad type “1” for one bar repeat, “2” for bar repeat, or “4” for bar repeat.

What musical symbol means repeat from the beginning up to the end?

Da Capo al Coda (often abbreviated as D.C. al Coda): Repeat from beginning to an indicated place and then play the tail part (the “Coda”). It directs the musician to go back and repeat the music from the beginning (“Capo”), and to continue playing until one reaches the first coda symbol.

What are the different repeat marks?

Repeat Sign Dots



  • Repeat Sign Dots – Placement Rule. There are several different types of Repeat Signs, each indicating a specific “way” to repeat the music. …
  • Repeat Sign Dots – Sectional Repeat. …
  • Repeat Sign Dots – Two Adjoining Sectional Repeats. …
  • Repeat Sign Dots – Repeating Within a Measure. …
  • Repeat Sign Dots in Open Score.


What is the name of the repeat symbol in music?

This table contains special characters.

Symbol Name of the symbol Similar glyphs or concepts
‘ ‘ Apostrophe Quotation mark, Guillemet, Prime, Grave
* Asterisk Asterism, Dagger
Asterism Dinkus, Therefore sign
@ At sign

Which of the following symbols tells you to repeat the notes in between?

The most common sign to designate the repeat of a two-measure phrase is a double slash with two dots on the bar line between the two measures immediately after the two measures to be repeated.



How do repeat signs work?

The end repeat sign tells the performer to go back one time to the start repeat sign, or, if there is no start repeat, the beginning of the movement. First and second endings indicate different music to be played the first and second times. “2x only” (not shown below) means play that music the second time only.