Musical Playing Directions
All of the following playing directions examples are shown using the 5 line stave (a.k.a staff) for conventional notation, often used in conjunction with guitar tablature.
If there is a corresponding repeat sign facing the other way, go back and repeat from that sign.
“From the head”. Go back to the start. Abbreviated to D.C.
First and Second Endings
Musical Playing Directions - Example 1
Play bars 1 – 4. Go back to the beginning and play bars 1 – 7. Go back to the start of bar 5 and play bars 5 – 6, omit bar 7 then continue from bar 8 to the end at bar 12.
Musical Playing Directions - Example 2