Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting/coda sign


uncle duke wrote at 2013-12-09 13:33:59
Since all three verses are the same you could, in the last measure, put 1,2,3 in the top left corner area of the last measure. Next, the next box {the next measure to the right of the last} could be labeled as "4". Should any coda symbols be placed in the number 4 verse/measure area? It depends on what you will write new here leading to a new passage. I would think that you would put something different than what was in the 3 verses that were the same. If it comes together then put a dc al coda {the beginning} and end it at the end of your beginning verses or write a coda section and go from there. The thing to do obviously is to write something that is easy to read, difficult to play, and ends sounding good and has your players saying that was pretty good instead of "who composed this?"  

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