Can dynamic marks be used on only 1 or 2 notes in a score?
This is still very very unclear to me. Since there are no anti-accent marks in music, if I want to lower the volume of only 1 or two notes in a score (for any reason), then resume normal volume, how do I do so in the notation? In perusing several forums, musicians suggested several notations, from < marks to p or pp marks, to ^ marks, to > decrescendo marks, to ... The consensus seemed to be to use dynamics marks close to the notes. So:
... would mean, play the "C" and "G" notes in measure 2 softer, then resume normal volume with note "A". Is this correct? Would this be clear to any musician? If not, would someone please just post an image showing how the proper way to notate the C & G notes to play softer, then resume normal volume. Thanks.