'Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback'

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Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Amy Bennett, 26 Apr 11:49PM
     Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Jesper Elén, 27 Apr 06:00AM
         Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Ronald Pearl, 27 Apr 01:04PM
             Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Bob Zawalich, 27 Apr 01:49PM
                 Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Jesper Elén, 27 Apr 02:51PM
                     Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Ronald Pearl, 27 Apr 03:39PM

Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback
Posted by Amy Bennett - 26 Apr 11:49PM
Hello everyone,

This might also be obvious, but could anyone step me through making the word cresc play back a crescendo? Is it possible with a dotted line afterwards to indicate the finishing position? Or is cresc text always non-playback. I realise it has to have a start and end point, can you combine the text with a line?

The reason I ask is I am doing work for a composer who would like cresc rather than the symbol and wants playback also.

Cheers,
Amy

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Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback
Posted by Jesper Elén - 27 Apr 06:00AM (edited 27 Apr 04:24PM)
Go to Notations -> Edit Lines, pick a dashed line and create New, name it cresc or something.
Chose Text Start and add the text cresc. Change the Text style. Adjust the dashes to your liking. Click Right of symbol text and Horizontal on screen. Click ok.
Now go to Play tab and click Dictionary. Under Staff Lines you should find your new line cresc.
Click on Play crescendo or diminuendo.
Hope I remembered everything.

Jesper

I did not, if you want them to default to the same position as hairpins and other dynamics:
Appearance tab -> Default Positions in lower corner of Design and Position
Chose Lines, find your Cresc and set Vertical Position Relative to Staff to -4.5

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Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback
Posted by Ronald Pearl - 27 Apr 01:04PM
Another thing you could do is use hairpins, set the amount of cresc/descresc you want (I'm assuming you know how to control that), then hide them. Put in the text, and you're done. It will play back they way you want, and appear the way the composer wants.

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Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 27 Apr 01:49PM
I can see where having built-in cresc/dim lines as Jesper describes would be useful, sort of like the rit/accel lines, but Staff rather than System lines.

Could they please be included by default in a future version?

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Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback
Posted by Jesper Elén - 27 Apr 02:51PM
It should definitely be included in the standard library. I don't think hairpins are so good if it's over many bars, perhaps even pages.

Jesper

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Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback
Posted by Ronald Pearl - 27 Apr 03:39PM
Agreed - a dotted line is much nicer over several bars than a hairpin, and much easier from the standpoint of layout.

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Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Amy Bennett, 26 Apr 11:49PM
     Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Jesper Elén, 27 Apr 06:00AM
         Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Ronald Pearl, 27 Apr 01:04PM
             Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Bob Zawalich, 27 Apr 01:49PM
                 Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Jesper Elén, 27 Apr 02:51PM
                     Re: Sib. 7.1: Using 'cresc' for crescendo playback - Ronald Pearl, 27 Apr 03:39PM