Vertically aligned diagonal hairpin heads

• Aug 12, 2022 - 10:38

Usually the heads of diagonal crescendo / decrescendo hairpins are vertically aligned (red lines for reference) :
But diagonal hairpins in MuseScore seems like rotated normal hairpins, so the heads are not aligned:
It would be great to add an option to toggle the behavior (aligned / rotated).


FWIW, I can't say I've ever seen angled hairpin notation like that. The real problem I see is that a musician would have no idea of the starting and ending dynamics.

In reply to by hmmueller

It's hard to tell from the image there because the page is curved (!), but Gould's examples are actually pretty much just like ours - the end points are angled are well. And a quick check of the literature (e.g., Romantic era piano music) suggests it's pretty common. So offhand, I am not really a reason to change the default here, although ultimately it's not my decision.

On the other hand, since I know these are just drawn as lines, it does seem it would be simple enough to provide a control for this, whether just a checkbox to toggle between the two common options or actual handles on the ends so you could have whatever lengths you wanted.

"Usually the heads..." I would say that these are unusual. If you find examples in many different pieces from different publishers from different eras then they could be described as usual.

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