Playback of crescendos and decrescendos during held notes
I've read multiple posts on this topic. None have given me the answer.
I understand that this is a fairly new feature. Maybe that is why the instructions to do it are not very detailed.
I've used Musescore for years in creating lead sheets, etc. But not much for playback.
People who post asking about this topic (hairpins on long notes) are told to share their score, so that the error can be discovered. However, I have a simpler approach. I have created a new score with a treble clef staff for the sole purpose of learning how to get hairpins on long notes to work.
I have loaded in 5 measures in 4/4 time. Measure 1 is 4 quarter notes. Measure 2 is a whole note. Measure 3 is 4 quarter notes (again). Measure 4 is a whole note again. The fifth measure is 4 quarter notes (again).
I am using the default trumpet soundfont.
On measure 2, I have entered a crescendo (hairpin) by clicking on the whole note, and then selecting the crescendo hairpin from the palette. On measure 4, I have entered a decrescendo using the same approach.
What are the EXACT steps I now need to get the crescendo and decrescendo to sound?
I've tried different things for a couple of hours. If I make the whole note 4 quarter notes instead, the crescendo or decrescendo sounds perfectly (the volume changes). But if then I tie the quarter notes together (a seeming workaround), the volume changes cease.
Hope this was clear. Can someone - who has done this successfully - please take the time to give a detailed response?