My band recently printed a brand new pep band flip book and we are required to make edits to the songs so that they are shorter. Since the books are nice and new I am curious as to if their is a better way to delete and skip measures than simply crossing them off and/or drawing arrows. Currently, allot of people use a combination of brackets, numbers, arrows, and crossing things off. I would just use the Coda symbol, but that is technically improper. Perhaps I should just go with "to measure X"?


  • Song 1.long/original is 20 measures long.

  • Song 1.A is from measures 1 to 8.

  • Song 1.B is from measures 11 to 15 and skip to measures 19 to 20.

  • Song 1.C is from measures 5 to 12 and skip to measures 19 to 20.

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    How is the coda technically improper? Are crossing out and arrows, or “go to” more proper? – b3ko Sep 4 '19 at 12:10
  • Good point, except the coda already has a musical definition and I was wondering if their was a method that was common/formal and well defined. – BobSaidHi Sep 4 '19 at 22:48

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