I have a piece of (bass guitar) music with some repeats in it, and a direction "last time ad lib. sim.". For how long should this direction remain active? Until the end of the bar? The end of the phrase? Something else?

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    Until the fade ;) – Tetsujin Nov 10 '18 at 18:25

Since it states 'last time', it'll be until the piece is no longer audible, either finished with double bar line/pause/fade.


Until something more specific is notated, or the piece ends.

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