Note. View the Slurs, hairpins, and other shapes QuickStart Video for an overview.
- Click the Smart Shape tool . The Smart Shape
- Click the Crescendo Tool or
Decrescendo Tool .
- Position the cursor in the measure where you
want the marking to begin so that the cursor arrow points to the staff
to which you’re attaching it. This is particularly important when
you’re working in orchestral scores; if you accidentally attach a Smart
Shape to the wrong staff, it won’t appear in the correct staff when the
parts are extracted.
- Double-click; on the second click, hold the
button down and drag to the right until the hairpin is the correct length.
Human Playback, which is active by default, interprets hairpins automatically
and performs them during playback. See Playback Settings dialog box for
details. If you have disabled Human Playback and wish to add a playback
effect to hairpin crescendos manually, see Smart