Music Glossary: dynamics, crescendo, decrescendo.

Dynamic signs are made by adding the markings (with a backslash) to the note:

\relative { c''2\ff c\mf c\p c\pp }

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Crescendi and decrescendi are started with the commands \< and \>. The next dynamics sign, for example \f, ends the (de)crescendo, or the command \! can be used:

\relative { c''2\< c | c4\ff\> c c c\! }

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See also

Notation Reference: Articulations and ornamentations, Fingering instructions, Dynamics.

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