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Formatting a Song With Verses, Chorus, Bridge, etc.

I have a song with the format: Verse, Verse, Chorus, Verse, Verse, Bridge, Chorus, Special Ending, or A,A,B,A,A,C,B,D.  I cannot figure out how to format this in Noteworthy so that it plays correctly.  I figure it has something to do with flow direction, but I have no idea how to format it (DS, repeat sign, etc.). Can anyone help me out?

Thanks
KruzerKen

Re: Formatting a Song With Verses, Chorus, Bridge, etc.

Reply #1
Hey Ken,
this is a bit of a kludge but it works.  Hope it's what you need, or at least points you in the right direction.
There are hidden special endings at the end of the verses, and special endings with hidden text and manual text entries in the chorus and bridge to give the numbers you really want in the special endings.
Lyrics follow the flow correctly.
I plays 'Bones, crumpets, coronets, floosgals, youfonymums 'n tubies.

Re: Formatting a Song With Verses, Chorus, Bridge, etc.

Reply #2
I am having a similar issue. I am fine until the To Coda section (It doesn't go to the Coda. ) I don't have any special endings or repeat signs. My layout is like this:

Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|User|CueHeads.ms|Pos:-3|Class:StaffSig
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Key|Signature:F#,C#|Tonic:D
|TimeSig|Signature:4/4
|Text|Text:"INTRO"|Font:StaffItalic|Pos:6
|Rest|Dur:Whole
|Bar|Style:Double
|Flow|Style:Segno|Pos:7|Wide:Y
|Text|Text:"SECTION 1"|Font:StaffItalic|Pos:6
|Rest|Dur:Whole
|Bar
|Flow|Style:ToCoda|Pos:8|Wide:Y
|Rest|Dur:Whole
|Bar|Style:Double
|Text|Text:"SECTION 2"|Font:StaffItalic|Pos:6
|Rest|Dur:Whole
|Flow|Style:DSalCoda|Pos:8|Wide:Y
|Bar
|Flow|Style:Coda|Pos:7|Wide:Y
|Rest|Dur:Whole
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

Thanks!

Re: Formatting a Song With Verses, Chorus, Bridge, etc.

Reply #3
Hi SEBC,

Just change the double bar between section 1 and 2 inte a single one.
Don't know why the double bar ends the intended flow, maybe someone else?
Always look on the bright side of life!

Re: Formatting a Song With Verses, Chorus, Bridge, etc.

Reply #4
This is "just so", "has always been like that". And it's why I wrote the NonFlowBar object ...

Edit: Shouldn't believe everything ... As Lawrie writes, it seems to work fine, also in my 2.75a.2. But your double bars indicate that somehow section 2 ties to the coda - which isn't so according to the flow controls. There's something off here ...

H.M.

Re: Formatting a Song With Verses, Chorus, Bridge, etc.

Reply #5
I am having a similar issue. I am fine until the To Coda section (It doesn't go to the Coda. ) I don't have any special endings or repeat signs.
<snip>
Hi SEBC,
I just tried your sample and it worked correctly for me (V2.8 beta1 - not sure if it makes a difference though the release notes do NOT mention any changes to playback logic).  After the first time through I replaced all those rests with crotchets so I could hear where things were going.

Double barlines terminate a special ending, but I don't recall them impacting the flow of a DS or DC and To Coda.

I do have one question though.  Is there any reason your To Coda is at the start of the bar, before the rest, and not at the end of the bar which I would normally expect?

Code: [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|User|CueHeads.ms|Pos:-3|Class:StaffSig
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Key|Signature:F#,C#|Tonic:D
|TimeSig|Signature:4/4
|Text|Text:"INTRO"|Font:StaffItalic|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Bar|Style:Double
|Flow|Style:Segno|Pos:7|Wide:Y
|Text|Text:"SECTION 1"|Font:StaffItalic|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-1
|Bar
|Flow|Style:ToCoda|Pos:8|Wide:Y
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Bar|Style:Double
|Text|Text:"SECTION 2"|Font:StaffItalic|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-2
|Flow|Style:DSalCoda|Pos:8|Wide:Y
|Bar
|Flow|Style:Coda|Pos:7|Wide:Y
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:1
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
I plays 'Bones, crumpets, coronets, floosgals, youfonymums 'n tubies.

Re: Formatting a Song With Verses, Chorus, Bridge, etc.

Reply #6
Indeed it worked well (2.8 beta 1),  I should have tried it before changing the double bar. O:)
Always look on the bright side of life!

 

Re: Formatting a Song With Verses, Chorus, Bridge, etc.

Reply #7
Is there any reason your To Coda is at the start of the bar, before the rest, and not at the end of the bar which I would normally expect?

I moved it to see if that would fix the problem and didn't move it back again before posting! It is weird. I tried again and it now works. Thanks for double checking for me.