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Re: How to make hairpins not on notes

From: David Raleigh Arnold
Subject: Re: How to make hairpins not on notes
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 16:23:37 -0500

On Tuesday 25 February 2003 01:14 pm, Daniel Ashton wrote:
> Graham Percival wrote:
>  > OK... doesn't your skips example work?  I'm not certain what your
>  > question is... does this: | <{d2.( )c4} {s4\< \!s4 s4\> \!s4}>|
>  > work?
> Excellent!  You showed me how to combine the skips with real notes,
> which gives me the control I was seeking.  This is also useful when
> adding a diminuendo hairpin to a whole note, in which case you
> (usually) want the hairpin to end before the next barline.
> Is there a way to lengthen the measure when using this technique? 
> The hairpins so produced appear to be short and fat.  I would like to
> extend the measure so that the hairpins look more natural.

Put in a measure of invisible 8th rests.  DaveA

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