Strong Accents

Percussive Accents

Strong
generally meant for attacks at loud dynamic levels of forte or louder

Combined Accents

Strong and Staccato
very percussive and shorter duration than notated

Strong and Legato
very percussive while retaining full duration of notation

Strong and Staccatissimo
strongest percussive attack possible with an exaggerated short duration


Medium Accents

Percussive Accents

Normal
moderately sharp attack that can be used at any dynamic level from pianissimo to fortissimo

Combined Accents

Legato and Staccato
stressed and moderately short, separated from next note

Legato and Staccatissimo
stressed and quite short

Normal and Staccato
moderately percussive and short

Normal and Legato
moderately percussive with full note duration

Normal and Staccatissimo
moderately percussive with short note duration

Pressure Accents

Legato
this can be used at any dynamic level and is a sght stress without a noticeable attack and held to the full duration of the note


Light Accents

Percussive Accents

Staccato
short and separated from the following note

Staccatissimo
exaggerated short duration of the note