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I'm creating some scales to work with. My music teacher has asked me accent the first note in each measure. I'm looking for the symbol within Musescore that represents accent.

https://musescore.com/csmu/c-major-scale-from-middle-thumbs-001

Is it Sforato or Fade out or something else?

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Quick answer - select the note, press Shift-V.

I discovered this by calling up the Handbook from the Help menu in MuseScore, and entering 'accent' into the Search box.

I think we can agree that an accent is unlikely to be represented by a fade-out! Though I agree that the handbook could have more helpfully said 'Accent (sforzato)' than 'Sforzato (accent)'.

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  • I wasn't aware of the PDF manual. I thought it might be 'Sforzato' because it matched the accent symbol within en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_symbols but so did 'Fade out'. Fade out didn't make sense to me, Sforzato didn't make sense to me. I used Sforzato but no change was made in the sound output ... hence my question. Dec 4, 2016 at 19:19

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