Changing the length of the repeated phrase in bar repeat regions

You can change the number of bars that make up the repeated phrase in individual bar repeats after you have input them; for example, if you want the region to repeat the previous two bars rather than the previous four bars.


You cannot repeat more bars than exist before the bar repeat region. For example, if a bar repeat region follows the first notated bar in a flow, you cannot increase the number of bars in the repeated phrase.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the bar repeat regions whose phrase length you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, select one of the following options from the No. bars menu in the Bar Repeat Regions group:
    • One bar

    • Two bars

    • Four bars


The number of bars that make up the repeated phrase in the selected bar repeat regions is changed. This is also reflected in playback.

  • Any dynamics you add within bar repeat regions affect the playback of the repeated music.

  • You can also change the length of the repeated phrase by opening the repeats popover and changing the entry.