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I am using lilypond to typeset some music. I would like to leave away some bars from the original music. Therefore, I have to jump from some bar to an other. But I want to show, that I cut something out.

What is the most common notation for such thing and how could I achieve that with lilypond?

  • The score stops at rehearsal mark A at bar 100
  • Some notation like "jump to", a symbol, an arrow, [...], blank bars...
  • The score begins again at rehearsal mark M at bar 200
  • The bar numbering starting at rehearsal mark M shout be 200 (100) | 201 (101) | 202 (102) | and so on.

Maybe, there is something in the manual for lilypond, but I can not find it. I don't even remember the Italian expression for "jump to".

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The Bar Numbers and Rehearsal Marks segments of the documentation indicate how to do this:

c1 | c1 | c1 | c1
%location where music has been elided

% I'd do something like:
s1^"2nd Movement Deleted" | s1 | s1 | s1 \break
% which inserts a line of blank bars, with a comment above 
% indicating what has been removed

%reset the bar-number counter to the bar number that you want
\set Score.currentBarNumber = #200
\mark #13 % insert a rehearsal mark corresponding to "M" (letter 13)
c1 | c1 | c1 | c1
\mark \default %subsequent rehearsal marks will increment \
               %from the previous (this will be "N").
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Thank you very much. I will try that at home. Two more things: Do you now, how to say "jump to M" in Italian (or French. I am looking for some expression like "vi de". Can't remember the real words). And do you know, how to do a double numeration of the bars "old number (new number)"? – LaRiFaRi Sep 25 '13 at 8:56
Interesting-- reference pages like the Dolmetsch page of notations have the "jump to Coda" but no other item to mark a cut or skip. – Carl Witthoft Sep 25 '13 at 12:35
Yes, this would be cool, to have an item for that. But the blank bar looks fine for now. – LaRiFaRi Sep 25 '13 at 17:44 There is a type of bar line which yields a "[". Would look nice I think, but I don't succeed. – LaRiFaRi Sep 25 '13 at 20:22
@LaRiFaRi this might be new for 2.17; are you using an earlier version? – Dave Sep 25 '13 at 20:30

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