Final bar lines, Double bar lines and Repeat Sign

There are other bars that contain important information for sheet music. The most common are:

Final Bar Line

final bar line

The Final Bar Line tells you that the song is over.

Double Bar Line

double bar line

The Double Bar Line marks the beginning of another section, another moment in the song. Pay attention because time and even the tonality may change.


Repeat Sign

repeat sign

The Repeat Sign informs you that you should go back to the section where there is another repeat sign and repeat it once again. If there is no other sign, go back to the beginning and repeat everything up to that sign.

Note: there may be a number followed by an “x” (for example: 4x) over the repeat sign indicating how many times the section must be repeated. 

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