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I have seen this on sheet music before

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But cannot find any definion of what it means. If you can tell me that would be great.

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Probably just an unusual abbreviation of sforzando, which is usually "sfz". It has effectively the same meaning as an accent.

  • "Sforzando" is Italian for "striving" or "straining" or "with force". – user1044 Nov 14 '15 at 6:07
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    It means much more than just accent. – Neil Meyer Nov 15 '15 at 6:03
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As it is, it's not an actual abbreviation that's accepted. As the others have said, sfortzato or sfortzando are the probable connotations, both meaning a sudden sound,but subtly different, in amongst 'ordinary' playing. I would achieve this by lifting the strings, and letting them go, so they hit the fret/fingerboard. This gives a percussive sound in comparison to plucking in an ordinary way. That's sf or sfz on guitar.

The only sfr is a French telecom service.

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It means sforzato which in English means "force" or "forced".

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