Repeat symbols in notation?

Hi folks,
I’m trying to figure out how within notation to have a four measure phrase repeat 8 times. I can’t figure out how to really use the repeat symbol, and I don’t se the symbol that I’m used to. Only the ./. and .//. looking ones.

Right now I am hiding all the extra measures and just writing with text “repeat 8 times” any help would be appreciated!

Couple of questions :wink:
What is the symbol that you are used to seeing?
Are you expecting the presence of this symbol make Cubase actually repeat those bars (i.e. an “active” symbol)?
By “Hiding” the extra bars, do you mean that those bars are present but empty?
There are of course Repeat Start and End Barlines (just double-click on the barline, to choose the options), available with or without brackets. But these are purely graphical…
Unless you use the project window’s Arranger track (The Score Editor has its own “Arranger” mode, but, personally, I avoid this, because it can conflict with the one in the Project window, if you try to use the two together, and, for example, it can make a Repeat section active, but only for a single repeat :slight_smile: ). You’d still have to write “Repeat 8 times” though :wink:

Thanks for the questions. I’ll try and answer them here:

What is the symbol that you are used to seeing?

For my needs, the :neutral_face:| looking one would be best. I would put ||: and then four measures and then :neutral_face:| I could then put text “x8” to say doing it 8 times.

By “Hiding” the extra bars, do you mean that those bars are present but empty?

No. They are present and full, but I hid them in notation with the “H”.

There are of course Repeat Start and End Barlines (just double-click on the barline, to choose the options), available with or without brackets. But these are purely graphical…

This may do what I need-I knew I had seen them before but I didn’t see them in the symbol choices and couldn’t figure out where they were…

This is purly for Notation purposes-I don’t want to use arrange in the main project for this, so I think your mention of the repeat bars will work. Thanks!

(it’s funny how the forum insists on interpreting what we write into smilies :stuck_out_tongue:. Fortunately, when I clicked on “Quote”, I was able to see what you had actually written )… for those still questioning, the" :neutral_face:|" was intended to be the “: ||” symbol… so, yes indeed, those are the standard repeat barlines).