Dynamics

Updated 8 months ago
This is an archived handbook page written for MuseScore 1
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Playback volume can be changed for the entire piece by the play panel, or locally by Dynamics text in the score.

Play panel

  • Display the play panel: DisplayPlay Panel
  • Change the Volume using the slider

Dynamics text

  • From the Dynamics palette, click and drag a Dynamics text to a note in the score. (Alternatively you can select a note in the score and doubleclick a Dynamics text.)
  • To mark crescendo and decrescendo, see hairpin
  • For additional Dynamics texts press L, choose the symbol in the window that shows up now and drag it to a note in the score. You can also add it to the palette, by dragging it there, see also palette .

Adjusting playback volume for a Dynamics text

In versions 1.3 and earlier:
  1. Right-click on the Dynamics text and select MIDI Properties...
  2. Adjust the "Velocity" number: higher for louder, lower for softer.
In versions 2.0 and later:
  1. Click to select the Dynamics text
  2. ViewInspector (or press F8)
  3. Adjust the "Velocity" number: higher for louder, lower for softer.