Cresc./dim. are ignored for tremolos.

• May 29, 2019 - 17:03
Reported version
3.1
Type
Functional
Frequency
Many
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
PR created
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

This is coming from my forum topic on this issue; Jojo-Schmitz recommended I put it here instead.

Explanation:
Instruments such as piano, drums, pitched percussion, etc., are not affected by the new single notes dynamics, and rightly so, as they cannot produce volume changes across a single note. However, as Jojo and mike320 pointed out, a tremolo is merely a series of smaller notes played rapidly over the notated duration (e.g., a whole note with a 32nd note tremolo). My question: Why not find a way to get MuseScore to treat tremolo'd notes as a series of notes instead of a single note? That way, hairpins would work normally with them. This may be a minor issue, sure, but I've heard plenty of orchestral tracks that use crescendos in their drum rolls. Might be worth getting this into MuseScore.

Steps to reproduce (as a formality):
1) Create a new score using piano or pitched/unpitched percussion
2) Make a note with a tremolo
3) Add dynamics before and after, with a hairpin between them, like you'd do for a series of notes
4) Hit play. The hairpin is ignored.


Comments

Just want to throw in the fact that percussion instruments can produce single note volume changes via choking/muting (limited to volume decrease, not volume increase, but still).