Dynamics are symbols indicating the relative loudness or softness of a note or phrase of music. They can be found in the Dynamics palette.
There are two types of dynamics: standard ones, such as p and ff etc., which apply to the score from the point where the dynamic appears; and single-note dynamics, such as sfz, which apply only to the note to which the dynamic is attached
Dynamics can be edited just like other text objects. They also have a playback effect on the score.
Adding dynamics to your score
To apply a dynamic to the score, use one of the following methods:
- Select one or more notes and click a dynamic symbol in a palette.
- Drag a dynamic symbol from a palette onto a note.
If the dynamic you want is not available in the palette, you can customize an existing one in the score. Since a dynamic is a form of text, you can edit it as such.
- Enter edit mode.
- Edit the text just as you would in a word processor.
Dynamic indications such as p, mf, f etc., are actually special characters and need to be entered from the special characters box. Alternatively you can use shortcuts from the following table:
|Dynamic||Windows & Linux Shortcut||Mac Shortcut|
Changing playback of dynamics
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The default positioning of all dynamics in the score can be adjusted from Format→Style→Dynamics.