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Is there a way in Notion 6 to specify a part should only play the 2nd time in a repeated section?

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asked Jan 4, 2019 in Notion by randallhamilton (210 points)
In a score I'm writing, there is a section with a first and second ending, but I only want certain instruments to play their parts the second time through (remaining silent the first time through). If there is a way to show is within Notion 6, I have not been able to find it. The only other way to get the required performance would be to just write out the section twice with no repeat bars, filling in rests for those instruments in the first section. Being able to specify "2nd time only" would be extremely helpful.

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answered Jan 17, 2019 by ChrisS23 (13,570 points)
You can show this - just make a text box and attach it to the part. Though this of course will not affect the actual playback.

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answered Jan 20, 2019 by randallhamilton (210 points)
Thanks, Chris. I know you can put a text box on the score, and that works great for a printed score. What you said about the playback is the real problem. It looks like I will need two versions of the Notion file: one for printing (that's more concise and includes "2nd time only" markings) and one for playback (with sections written out over and over and with the appropriate instruments playing at the right times). Thanks for your input.
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answered Nov 11, 2019 by neilrogers (650 points)
I agree.  This should be a feature.  When creating a score, you often want to hear how it sounds before giving it to the other musicians.  Not having this feature makes that impossible unless you make 2 versions of the score, which will be a nightmare to manage.