How do I get a one note diminuendo?
I am writing a piece for a group on Musescore.com I don't want to give the piece away because it isn't finished. But there is one thing that I really need. That is a one note diminuendo. The note is 2 whole notes tied together and I want it to smoothly go from forte to pianissimo. Currently, with the most recent version of Musescore 3.0.5, I can't do that just using a diminuendo. When Musescore 3.1 comes out, I will be able to do that. But I am really in need of that effect right now.
Any ideas on how to get it to sound like a single note is fading away from a strong forte to a gentle pianissimo? Because right now, I have a held forte followed by a sudden pianissimo which is not what I am wanting.
I have been told 2 different things. One is to add dynamics, change the volume, and make the added dynamics invisible using the inspector. But I thought ties meant that the added dynamics would be ignored.
The other is to have the note in multiple voices and have the loud voices fade out quickly and then make those multiple voices invisible.
I can see how the multiple voices would work to simulate a tie but I still don't see how I would get the loud voices to fade quickly
Since I don't want to give the piece away, here is an image of what I have in the score around where the diminuendo occurs(I haven't added anything and made it invisible yet):
It is those violin and cello lines where I am wanting it to sound like a single note is getting quieter over the course of 2 bars(the length of the tie) and then the note changes, still getting quieter over a third bar until pianissimo is reached. Of course, with the piano line, I will need multiple notes to get it to diminuendo(and also to avoid parallels with the cello and the violin as they all go to a quiet A major chord before the A major section starts.