Simple repeat signs
Repeat sign indicates a staff section that should be repeat, you can consider repeat sign like mirrors.
this symbol is a start repeat sign.
this symbol is an end repeat sign and indicates to go back one time to the start repeat sign.
If there is no start repeat, you go back to the beginning of the movement.
Take a look at this animation:
Repeat signs with first and second endings
The repeat can use a different ending, to do this first and second endings are used:
- First ending is used the first time
- Second ending is used the second time (after you go back to the start repeat)
Take a look:
Repeat signs with multiples endings
As with first and second endings, you can find multiple endings, like this:
The first bracket (1. 2.) is used for the first and second repeat, and the second bracket (3.) is use for the end of the third repeat (the section is repeated three times).