Add and Remove Accents


There are several types of accents displayed in the Input Palette such as articulations, breath marks and bowing symbols.


All accents are associated with particular notes and are added to the music in the same manner. When you add an accent to a note it is automatically positioned either above or below the note, depending on a variety of factors such as the stem direction of the note, voicing and staff type.


Accents affect the playback of the note that they have added to. However, they do not change the performance data of the note. To return the note to it's original state, simple delete the accent.


Once an accent is added to your music you can edit its position, appearance and performance properties.


To Add an Accent to a Note


  1. Select the Accents tab in the Input Palette, then select one of the accents.

  1. Move the cursor over the note to which you want to add the accent. Notice that the cursor changes into a bullseye and the note highlights when the cursor is over the note.



3.  Click the mouse to add the accent to the note.



To Remove Accents


Select the accents with the mouse and press the Delete key.


To Add Accents to Several Notes


  1. Select the Accents tab in the Input Palette, then select one of the accents.


  1. Click - but do not release - the mouse in an empty area that is not over a note.


  1. Drag the mouse to sweep out a rectangular area. Notice that notes that are included in the selection area are highlighted.



Release the mouse to add accents of the specified type to all the selected notes.