Curious how dynamics work in Musescore
The Handbook is very vague on this point. I have a midi-transcribed score - the score was originally input using a midi keyboard, not manually entered. When I look at the individual notes in the inspector in the same measure, I see notes that have velocity set as "Offset" and some notes that are "User". It seems random. My understanding is that "offset" means that note's velocity is an offset from the previous dynamic marking. If the offset for notes AFTER the dynamic marking is zero, all the notes will have the same loudness. However, if the velocity is "User", then the dynamic marker does not work - the loudness will be whatever the velocity setting for that note is. Is that right? If this all is true, then I have some questions:
1. How do I efficiently change 100s of notes in my score to "Offset" so that the dynamic markings work? For instance, is there a way to highlight the whole score and go into a menu option to change all the velocities for all the highlighted notes at once?
2. The dynamic markers (ff, pp, etc) are "attached" to a measure in the upper or lower clef (talking piano here). Does that mean the dynamic marker is working on notes ONLY in that clef? It doesn't seem so, but just wondering. I know you may want the bass clef to sound lower (or higher) than the treble clef, so I know you can add a dynamic marker to the bass cleff that is different from the treble clef. But most of the time you want one dynamic marker to affect both clefs. Is that how Musescore works? Or do I have to highlight both clefs if I want the dynamic marker to work on both clefs simultaneously.
3. Is it the same for the hairpins?