Dynamics are symbols indicating the relative loudness or softness of a note or phrase of music. They can be found in the Dynamics palette.
There are two types of dynamics: standard ones, such as p and ff etc., which apply to the score from the point where the dynamic appears; and single-note dynamics, such as sfz, which apply only to the note to which the dynamic is attached
Dynamics can be edited just like other text objects.
They have playback effect depending on each instrument's Sound setting selected in the Mixer, see MuseScore 3 features not implemented in MuseScore 4: Velocity controls.
To apply a dynamic to the score, use one of the following methods:
If the dynamic you want is not available in the palette, like poco f, you can do one of the following:
Snap to dynamic can be turned off in the Properties panel.
Dynamic text and expression text can be styled independently in the Properties panel.
Adding text to a dynamic marking does not affect playback.
MuseScore 4.1.1 does not offer keyboard shortcut bindings to individual dynamics symbols or palette items (yet), but see Dynamics actions, a MuseScore plugin that you can assign keyboard shortcut to add individual dynamics symbol.
Use the following to add profession glyphs to the text object, playback is not affect.
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Select a dynamic marking and open the Properties panel to adjust its properties individually. To edit default dynamics styles in the score, see Dynamics style (below).
Values of the "Style for Dynamics & Hairpins" can be edited in Format→Style→Dynamics & Hairpins.
In Musescore 4.1.1 the "Style for text inside Dynamics" existed in Musescore 3 is removed. You can change the font of dynamics in "Style for Dynamics & Hairpins" : "Override score font"