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Is there any way to create a decrescendo on one note? I have several instruments holding long notes, connected by ties, and I'd like them to dramatically decrescendo during the note (IE, fade out). I have put hairpins under the note but it has no effect on the playback. However, when the notes are not connected by ties, the notes change volume individually, and not gradually. Is it possible to change the volume of a held note while it is being played? I can upload an example if necessary.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Yes. Sibelius has a nasty tendency not to crescendo or decrescendo on held notes unless the crescendo leads to a specific dynamic (pp, p, mp, mf, f, or ff). So if you want to hear the crescendos/decrescendos you can put a dynamic marking on the beat after the hold, and then set the dynamic marking to hidden. Then your score will look the same, but Sibelius will crescendo/decrescendo properly. 

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Hi, I'm having the exact same issue but I can't find the cresc/decresc plugin. Could anyone help out by directing me to it, or is there an alternative solution?

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2 hours ago, Skyliner927 said:

Hi, I'm having the exact same issue but I can't find the cresc/decresc plugin. Could anyone help out by directing me to it, or is there an alternative solution?

 

Hi,

I do not use Sibelius myself, but searched on the internet for you.

This link could be the answer on your question:

http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=592166&groupid=3&&guest=1

Hopefully, the problem is solved.

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Thank you so much for the response, unfortunately the instructions in that thread didn't work for me. My issue is that I cannot get a crescendo to play back when the note is tied. When the notes are not tied, the crescendo plays back but each note is re-attacked (when I am just trying to get a crescendo throughout one long sustained, tied note) - similar to the problem OP had.

I exaggerated the volume of ppp and fff to make sure I'm hearing the difference, but there is still no difference. I've also tried turning off Live Playback but the problem still exists.

I'm attaching a screenshot since I can't upload a Sibelius file, if anyone could take a look at it and perhaps notice where I'm going wrong? Is it simply impossible to create a crescendo over a single note, or tied note? Thanks so much for any help!

Screen Shot 2017-08-17 at 10.54.22 PM.png

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1 hour ago, Skyliner927 said:

Thank you so much for the response, unfortunately the instructions in that thread didn't work for me. My issue is that I cannot get a crescendo to play back when the note is tied. When the notes are not tied, the crescendo plays back but each note is re-attacked (when I am just trying to get a crescendo throughout one long sustained, tied note) - similar to the problem OP had.

I exaggerated the volume of ppp and fff to make sure I'm hearing the difference, but there is still no difference. I've also tried turning off Live Playback but the problem still exists.

I'm attaching a screenshot since I can't upload a Sibelius file, if anyone could take a look at it and perhaps notice where I'm going wrong? Is it simply impossible to create a crescendo over a single note, or tied note? Thanks so much for any help!

 

I am sorry that it didn't work for you.

At least, I know that a crescendo or diminuendo under tied notes is impossible to be played in Musescore. I therefore use legato bows in my playback scores and make these bows a little bit more horinzontal:

Knipsel.JPG

Maybe you can try that too.

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