SmartMusic Finale Garritan MusicXML

Barline Elements

    MusicXML™ barline.mod module

    Version 3.0
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    If a barline is other than a normal single barline, it
    should be represented by a barline element that describes
    it. This includes information about repeats and multiple
    endings, as well as line style. Barline data is on the same
    level as the other musical data in a score - a child of a
    measure in a partwise score, or a part in a timewise score.
    This allows for barlines within measures, as in dotted
    barlines that subdivide measures in complex meters. The two
    fermata elements allow for fermatas on both sides of the
    barline (the lower one inverted).
    Barlines have a location attribute to make it easier to
    process barlines independently of the other musical data
    in a score. It is often easier to set up measures
    separately from entering notes. The location attribute
    must match where the barline element occurs within the
    rest of the musical data in the score. If location is left,
    it should be the first element in the measure, aside from
    the print, bookmark, and link elements. If location is
    right, it should be the last element, again with the
    possible exception of the print, bookmark, and link
    elements. If no location is specified, the right barline
    is the default. The segno, coda, and divisions attributes
    work the same way as in the sound element defined in the
    direction.mod file. They are used for playback when barline
    elements contain segno or coda child elements.

<!-- Elements -->

<!ELEMENT barline (bar-style?, %editorial;, wavy-line?,
    segno?, coda?, (fermata, fermata?)?, ending?, repeat?)>
<!ATTLIST barline
    location (right | left | middle) "right"
    segno CDATA #IMPLIED
    divisions CDATA #IMPLIED

    Bar-style contains style information. Choices are
    regular, dotted, dashed, heavy, light-light,
    light-heavy, heavy-light, heavy-heavy, tick (a
    short stroke through the top line), short (a partial
    barline between the 2nd and 4th lines), and none.
<!ELEMENT bar-style (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST bar-style

    The editorial entity and the wavy-line, segno, and fermata
    elements are defined in the common.mod file. They can
    apply to both notes and barlines.

    Endings refers to multiple (e.g. first and second) endings.
    Typically, the start type is associated with the left
    barline of the first measure in an ending. The stop and
    discontinue types are associated with the right barline of
    the last measure in an ending. Stop is used when the ending
    mark concludes with a downward jog, as is typical for first
    endings. Discontinue is used when there is no downward jog,
    as is typical for second endings that do not conclude a
    piece. The length of the jog can be specified using the
    end-length attribute. The text-x and text-y attributes
    are offsets that specify where the baseline of the start
    of the ending text appears, relative to the start of the
    ending line.

    The number attribute reflects the numeric values of what
    is under the ending line. Single endings such as "1" or
    comma-separated multiple endings such as "1, 2" may be
    used. The ending element text is used when the text
    displayed in the ending is different than what appears in
    the number attribute. The print-object element is used to
    indicate when an ending is present but not printed, as is
    often the case for many parts in a full score.
<!ELEMENT ending (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST ending
    number CDATA #REQUIRED
    type (start | stop | discontinue) #REQUIRED
    end-length %tenths; #IMPLIED
    text-x %tenths; #IMPLIED
    text-y %tenths; #IMPLIED

    Repeat marks. The start of the repeat has a forward direction
    while the end of the repeat has a backward direction. Backward
    repeats that are not part of an ending can use the times
    attribute to indicate the number of times the repeated section
    is played. The winged attribute indicates whether the repeat
    has winged extensions that appear above and below the barline.
    The straight and curved values represent single wings, while
    the double-straight and double-curved values represent double
    wings. The none value indicates no wings and is the default.
<!ATTLIST repeat
    direction (backward | forward) #REQUIRED
    times CDATA #IMPLIED
    winged (none | straight | curved |
        double-straight | double-curved) #IMPLIED