Hairpin instantly changes volume instead of doing it gradually

• Feb 17, 2018 - 22:27

I pretty much said it in the title, but I inserted a decresc into a score and instead of changing the volume gradually like it should, it did so instantly, just like a dynamic marking. This is also only happening for one of the hairpins in the score, all the others are working perfectly fine. Can someone tell me what's going on, and how to fix it? Thanks in advance


Some possible guesses - impossible to say until you post the score (even just the relevant excerpt):

  • the notes have their velocity set explicitly in the Inspector

  • the crescendo is on a single note (MuseScore does not currently support crescendo within a note, only note-to-note)

  • you added the hairpin on a single note then extended by dragging or some other means rather than the correct shift+right

  • the properties on the crescendo itself are set incorrectly

  • there are no dynamic markings on either side of the crescendo, or the dynamic markings conflict with the actual desired effect, so MuseScore cannot tell what you want

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