Gradual dynamics truncated by immediate dynamics

A hairpin is automatically truncated if an immediate dynamic is positioned within its range, either before or after the hairpin is input.

The hairpin remains tied to its originally designated rhythmic positions, even if graphically it appears shorter. This means that if the immediate dynamic that truncated it is ever deleted, the hairpin extends up to its end or the next immediate dynamic within its range.

The examples demonstrate a crescendo hairpin that is truncated by two dynamics, but the hairpin extends to its total length as they are deleted. The dotted attachment line shows the link between the hairpin and the rhythmic position to which its end is attached.

Figure 1. A long hairpin truncated by a
Figure 2. After deleting the , the hairpin is now truncated by the
Figure 3. Deleting both immediate dynamics allows the hairpin to extend to its full length