Repeat preceding bars

... and simile marks

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Print simile marks

It is a common practise to use simile marks for repeated chords.
This simplifies the chord sheet and makes the actual chord changes more obvious.

Simile mark, playing instruction to repeat one preceding bar
Simile mark, playing instruction to repeat the two preceding bars

Repeat preceding bars

Short cuts for the lazy ones to enter multiple bars of the same chords.

Repeat the preceding bar
Repeat two preceding bars
Repeat four preceding bars
- Repeat a single bar
A B C %1

- Two repeat in a row
A B %1 %1

- Repeat two bars
A B %2

- Repeat 4 bars

- Simile marks
A B % %
E F %%