How do I use dynamics inbetween the recognized values?
Hi all. In most of my songs, I want to slowly change the volume of a dynamic at the start of a new measure, but not so much that it reaches the next dynamic value. For example, the Dynamic "pp" has a dynamic value of 32, while the next dynamic, "p", has a value of 49. Many times, I want to slowly up the volume, perhaps for 8 measures, from volume "32", to say, "40", then, perhaps 9 measures later, up it again to 49. So, what I have been doing is post a dynamic of "pp" (32), then 8 measures later, post it again "pp" but set the value at 40 in the inspector and in measure 7, insert a < mark to let the player know the repeat "pp" has now increased in value. Then, 9 measures after that, I post a "p", with a value of 49.
Somehow, I suspect this is not correct, but there is no intermediate dynamic mark for a value of 40. So, what is the correct way of doing this (and don't tell me I can only use 32 or 49 but nothing in between. thanks). Likewise, I don't want a gradual increase over 8 measures, I want the volume to go from 32 at measure 7 to 40 at measure 8. What is the "correct" way to notate this?
Thanks in advance