Updated 10 years ago
These are old instructions for MuseScore 1
For MuseScore 3 users, see Hairpins

Hairpins are lines objects. To create a hairpin first select a note to mark the start point.

  • H: Creates a crescendo hairpin
  • Shift+H: Creates a diminuendo hairpin (decrescendo)

You can also create hairpins by dragging a hairpin symbol from the line palette to a note head.

  1. H creates a crescendo hairpin:
    One-measure crescendo
  2. Double click switches to edit mode :
    Crescendo shows handles and anchors in edit mode
  3. Shift+Right moves end anchor:
    Crescendo anchor extends to the next note
  4. Right moves end point:
    Crescendo visually extends beyond anchor point