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Creating Coda's


Okay, it's time to make the coda. Now there are 4 different codas that can be used. I'm going to deal with the one that is known as a "DC al coda" and the way this coda works is that when the song is played it will play until it hits the measure with the "DC al coda" in it. At that point the song goes back and plays from the beginning of the song until it reaches the first coda sign, then it will jump to the second coda sign and play to the end. The second coda sign is the beginning of the coda section.
While I'm at it I'll explain the other codas and how they work. The "DS al coda" works the same way as the "DC al coda" but instead of repeating from the beginning of the song it repeats from the DS sign which is normally shown as a big scripted S with a few dots next to it. The "DC al Fine" will repeat from the beginning of the song and play to the bar that is marked "Fine" and the last coda is "DS al Fine" and this works the same way as the "DC al Fine" but instead of repeating from the beginning of the song it will start its repeat at the DS sine.
The "DC al coda" will begin when the song plays through the second ending and hits measure 24, so this is where we need to set it up. Move the cursor to measure 24 and right click on it and then click on "Repeats/Codas/1st-2nd Endings..." again and then lets go to the next Pic.

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