Dynamics and hairpins

• Mar 9, 2019 - 21:06

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 2c21b2a

  1. Open the attached score and take the reset. The dynamic in M9 is unable to assume the default vertical position, and cannot be nudged upward: ticking "Allow diagonal" on the hairpin releases the dynamic. (Another solution is to move the hairpin 0.5 sp to the right, but, still, when you tick "Allow diagonal" there is further upward movement of the dynamic).

  2. Tick "Allow diagonal" on the same hairpin, select the front handle and nudge it upwards: the front end moves up a short way, then the back end moves downwards instead.

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The first of these is correct. Automatic placement aligns hairpins and their associated dynamics (a dynamic on the start or end note). Disabing autoplace for the hairpin or the dynamic allows free motion, but as you've notice, so does allowing the diagonal on the hairpin.

However, the adjustment on the hairpin with diagonal allowed should work slightly better indeed. It's trying to let you move it up to meet the dynamic but still wanting to keep it aligned, and unfortunately it stops a little short. I think it's aligning with the bottom of the dynamic only, and should go all the way to the middle of the dynamic. ut at that point, the result you are seeing is correct. Nudging up is increasing the angle, but since autopalce is keeping it aligned with the dynamic, the only way to do this is to push the staff below downward to ake room for the longer hairpin. You would probably want to disable autoplace anyhow, but it is indeed a minor bug that you need to turn off autoplace about 1 sp before it would otherwise be necessary.

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