Probably sounds like a hazardous piece of road to navigate...
I'm finally starting to really nut out this incredibly software, using more shortcuts all the time - reminiscent of my Blender3D days, where the shortcuts MADE the software fly! - and very keen to use this more and more in my music studies.
My challenge is this, currently: I like - actually really like - the playback in Musescore, so I'm finding myself wanting the hairpins to actually control the dynamics of the piece on playback. But then, in order for that to work, I have to insert dynamics all over the place, when ends up looking a bit busy:
I suppose I can untick the visible tickbox for the "superfluous" dynamics, but would doing this make a bit of a hash of things? It does sound significantly more like what I want it to in Musescore, but... what with playback improvements being planned, should I wait until some of these improvements see the light of day?
I'm currently working on the Allegro of Opus 48 of Dvorak ADvorak_Op48-Ic.mscz - a simply incredibly piece to study! - and making sure the dynamics are respected makes all the difference as to how the piece sounds. The piece without the dynamics is cacophony: unlistenable.
What would wiser heads do, here? focus on creating sheet music or creating something fun to listen to?