'Dynamics problem'

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Dynamics problem - Johnwil, 27 Feb 12:01AM
     Re: Dynamics problem - Robin Walker, 27 Feb 08:18AM
         Re: Dynamics problem - Jesper Elén, 27 Feb 07:13PM
     Re: Dynamics problem - Johnwil, 02 Mar 09:34PM
         Re: Dynamics problem - Johnwil, 02 Mar 09:47PM

Dynamics problem
Posted by Johnwil - 27 Feb 12:01AM
I have been working on a piece for voice and keyboard, but when I add a dynamic e.g.fff to the keyboard it is only playing back the dynamic in the treble stave (when I play the whole piece).

However, when I playback just the piano the dynamic works.

How do I get it to work when I playback the whole piece (with the vocal part)?
Thanks for any help.
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Re: Dynamics problem
Posted by Robin Walker - 27 Feb 08:18AM
For grand staff instruments, dynamics meant to apply to both staves must be placed fairly accurately half-way between them. Dynamics which are close to one staff or the other will only apply to that staff.

Check also for the "voice" (as indicated by colour when selected). Voice 1 dynamics (dark blue) will apply only to Voice 1 noteheads, and so on for the other three voices. If you intend a dynamic to apply to all notes, regardless of voice, then the Dynamic must be in Voice 5 (all voices) (pale blue).

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Re: Dynamics problem
Posted by Jesper Elén - 27 Feb 07:13PM
Also check this setting under Play->Performance
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Re: Dynamics problem
Posted by Johnwil - 02 Mar 09:34PM
Thanks; you've alerted me to a couple of things I didn't know. John


> I have been working on a piece for voice and keyboard, but when I add a dynamic e.g.fff to the keyboard it is only playing back the dynamic in the treble stave (when I play the whole piece).
>
> However, when I playback just the piano the dynamic works.
>
> How do I get it to work when I playback the whole piece (with the vocal part)?
> Thanks for any help.
> --
> John Wilkins
> Sibelius 2018
> PC Win 10


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Re: Dynamics problem
Posted by Johnwil - 02 Mar 09:47PM
Thanks for the replies; I've learned a bit more from them. I also found part of the problem myself. I went into the mixer and found the bass stave of the piano was on "half mute". I don't recall having done that myself - so who knows how it happened.

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Dynamics problem - Johnwil, 27 Feb 12:01AM
     Re: Dynamics problem - Robin Walker, 27 Feb 08:18AM
         Re: Dynamics problem - Jesper Elén, 27 Feb 07:13PM
     Re: Dynamics problem - Johnwil, 02 Mar 09:34PM
         Re: Dynamics problem - Johnwil, 02 Mar 09:47PM