Re: Linebreaking behavior of Musical Symbols

From: Grzegorz Rolek <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:47:33 +0200

On Jul 12, 2012, at 11:04 AM, Otto Stolz wrote:

>> Barlines have a function of closing musical units,
>> be it metrical (measures) or logical (phrases).
> This does not hold for single barlines when an anacrusis
> (aka upbeat) is involved, cf. attached example.

That's a good point, Otto. I haven't thought of that.

> Neither does it hold for every and all repeat signs,
> e. g., if a second ending follows such sign.

Musicologically speaking, yes, they don't always close a phrase. That doesn't change their bar-like linebreaking abilities, though.
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