A couple of questions

Sorry for the beginner questions, but here we go:

1-is there a way to align the brackets automatically?
2-is there a way of putting more than 1 hairpin per stave? I faked it in this example?
3-is there a way of putting text in the first hairpin like in the other lines? I want to indicate how long the crescendo lasts.

  1. No.
  2. See here.
  3. Not really. You could manually position some text there using Shift+X text, switching off ‘Avoid collisions’ in the Properties panel so you can move the text freely, and setting it to erase its background.

Thanks Daniel!

Is there a way of aligning “play” and “sing” together, or aligning them respectively with the hairpins that proceed them?

Only by eye, at the moment.