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Notation and lyricsChords and marks ► Adding hairpin symbols

Some musical phrases vary dynamically, increasing or decreasing in loudness for dramatic effect. SONAR lets you insert traditional crescendo and diminuendo hairpin symbols that convey this information to a performer, as shown here:
Click the Hairpin button in the Staff view.
The Hairpin Properties dialog box appears.
Time. The beginning time of the hairpin symbol
Duration. Enter the number of beats followed by a colon (for example 4: for one measure in 4/4 time) or a PPQ number value.

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