Navigate to the handbook page for Musescore 2: Tempo
Playback tempo can be changed via the play panel, or via tempo text in the score.
- Display the play panel: Display → Play Panel
- Change the Beats per Minute (bpm) using the Tempo (Tmp) slider
- Select a note to indicate where the tempo text should be created
- From the main menu: Create → Text... → Tempo...
- Press OK to finish
Existing tempo text can be changed by double-clicking the text to enter edit mode. You can use text editing
to add a quarter note or another duration for a metronome mark in the tempo text.
Beats per minute (BPM, quarter notes per minute) on existing tempo text can be adjusted by right-clicking on the text and selecting Tempo Properties...
Note: Playback of tempo text may be faster or slower than the specified BPM if the tempo setting in the play panel is not set to 100 percent.