The <beat-repeat> element

Parent element: <measure-style>

The <beat-repeat> element is used to indicate that a single beat (but possibly many notes) is repeated.

The stop type indicates the first beat where the repeats are no longer displayed. Both the start and stop of the beats being repeated should be specified unless the repeats are displayed through the end of the part.

The <beat-repeat> element specifies a notation style for repetitions. The actual music being repeated needs to be repeated within the MusicXML file. This element specifies the notation that indicates the repeat.


In this order (Optional)


Name Type Required? Description
type start-stop Yes Indicates the starting or stopping point of the section displaying the beat repeat symbols.
slashes positiveInteger No Specifies the number of slashes to use in the symbol. The value is 1 if not specified.
use-dots yes-no No Indicates whether or not to use dots as well (for instance, with mixed rhythm patterns). The value is no if not specified.


This element is used in the following examples: