# How can I typeset a break or jump in my scores?

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".

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").

• 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
• lilypond.org/doc/v2.17/Documentation/notation/bars#bar-lines 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

I think you are looking for "𝄋" (the Segno), and "D.S." (Dal Segno). "Dal Segno" is Italian for "From the Sign", where as "𝄋" is the sign.

These are instructions used in musical scores for jumps (although usually for jumping backwards). A similar symbol is the coda symbol "𝄌". There are also a handful of related phrases (in Italian) for jumping around in a score.

Implementation with a LilyPond score is reasonably straight forward, but as you are actually skipping a section, and using the rehearsal marks it takes a bit of a fiddle:

\score {
\new Staff {
\set Score.currentBarNumber = #92
e'1 | e'1 | e'1 | e'1 |
\break

g'1 | g'1 | g'1 | g'1 _\markup{ \bold "( D.S. )"} |
\bar "||"

\stopStaff
\mark \default
s1