Cresc. marking resulting in immediate increase in volume

• Mar 25, 2020 - 00:59

At bar 103, the cresc. mark results in an immediate, large increase in volume. (Note: there is a similar multi-bar cresc. poco a poco at bar 27 which behaves normally.)

OS: macOS 10.15, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 148e43f, Qt version 5.9.8.

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The p in measure 72 is attached to the bottom staff (but moved to above it), but still set to affect the entire instrument. That cresc. though is attached tio the top staff (and set to affect the entire instrument too), this seems to confuse MuseScore. Possible workarounds:

  • change that p in measure 72 to the top staff
  • repeat that p in measure 103, top staff (and make invisible)
  • change that cresc. to apply to the bottom staff (and move above it)

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

That did fix the problem at bar 103--thanks! However: I was experiencing the same problem, or so I thought, at bar 165, and the same workaround didn't appear to fix it, so I was all ready to "complain" and seek further assistance/advice, when, on a hunch, I checked to see if the accents concurrent w/ the initiation of the cresc. molto were to blame and sure enough they were. So then I was hoping to lessen--but not eliminate--their impact, but there doesn't appear to be any velocity change control for accents; so the only workaround I can think of is to immediately precede-and-hide the cresc. molto with a p (one dynamic level lower than the immediately preceding active dynamic level) and then fine tune that if/as necessary: any other suggestions? Thanks again!

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