I'm having trouble writing a compact lead sheet for a song with this form: A A B A B C B B

How to write it with repeat sign without make it too confusing? Thank you.


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Using |: and :| to indicate a repeat signs, I would write it as:

A |: A B :| C |: B :|

It is pretty straight forward and uses only 2 sets of repeats. No DC, DS repeat endings or coda. Assuming the sections are 8 bars each it would be 40 bars long.

Here is a slightly shorter but potentially more confusing way to do it:

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Based on 8 bar sections this would only save 6 bars. I would go with the first version but I wanted to provide one other shorter option.

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