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marking an introduction using a song phrase/clip
How do you indicate/mark a section to use as the introduction to a song?

Re: marking an introduction using a song phrase/clip
Reply #1
Welcome back. It looks like it has been 13 year since your last post. I don't know what you mean by "indicate/mark a section." You might consider just using some text.
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Re: marking an introduction using a song phrase/clip
Reply #2
Maybe he means the two L-shaped marks that you often see over the piano part in certain accompaniments. I see these especially in our church music. They indicate which measures the pianist should play as a lead-in to the song. Perhaps there are Boxmarks characters for this?

Re: marking an introduction using a song phrase/clip
Reply #3
This type of intro is often found in concert band Christmas and religious music.  Often the intro is the last few bars of the piece.  These are often marked with the same sort of brackets as a special ending, without the repeat signs or ending numbers.  Both the beginning bracket (lower case v) and the end bracket (lower case w) can be created with the Boxmark2 user font but if you use a closed ending in your final bar, you don't need the w,

Steps:
  • Make a text entry, Boxmark2, v above the staff.  You will need to adjust its height to match the special ending line that follows it.
  • Make another text entry, your usual font but italics: "Intro."
  • Add a special ending at the same place as the opening bracket, before the word Intro, and uncheck the 1st, 2nd, etc., ending choices.  This will give you a horizontal line running the full width of the bar.  You can adjust its height with the Vertical Offset box.
  • In each succeeding bar of the introduction except the last, add a special ending with only  "Continue prior ending"  checked, and use the same vertical offset as the preceding bar.
  • In the final bar of the intro, add another special ending with "Continue prior ending" and "Closed ending" selected.

It's not perfect, but this is what you get:
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Bar|Style:Double
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Text|Text:"v"|Font:User1|Pos:13.5
|Ending|VertOffset:-4
|Text|Text:"Intro."|Font:StaffItalic|Pos:12.5
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-9
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-10
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-11
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-12
|Bar
|Ending|VertOffset:-4
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-9
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-10
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-11
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-12
|Bar
|Ending|VertOffset:-4
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-9
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-10
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-11
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-12
|Bar
|Ending|ClosedBracket:Y|VertOffset:-4
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-9
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-10
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-11
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-12
|Bar|Style:Double
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End