Unusual dynamic changes, why?
Okay, so I am composing this piano sonata. I was inspired by Mozart and got the first theme down. I might want to slow the tempo down just a tad. But I notice something that seems odd and it has to do with dynamics.
So I was wanting an effect in the scale passages of like swelling and diminishing but not really going far outside of a certain dynamic. Here is how I did it:
1) Selected Crescendo hairpin and set it to half the measure. Same with Diminuendo hairpin
2) Repeat until I reach the creshendo to forte
Then I listened to it and noticed it got forte right away at the scale passages so I continued.
3)Add piano and mezzo piano dynamics(1 per measure) and set them invisible
This turned out to not be enough so I added more redundant piano dynamics at the end of each measure in the scale passages.
But I still get something odd. It seems to be doing a Crescendo where the Diminuendo hairpins are in measures 6-8 despite my efforts to get the "swell and diminish" effect? Why would it Crescendo to forte where I specified Diminuendo and then do Subito piano where the invisible piano dynamics are? That is completely wrong and yet it is doing it. I was wondering if you could help me correct this and get the "swell and diminish" effect I want.
Here is the score:
Piano Sonata no. 2.mscz