Best way to create a new dynamic that others can understand???
In writing new song notes, I can set their volume/dynamic by inserting an existing dynamic symbol from the Master Palette under them, then clicking on that dynamic symbol and changing its velocity if I want it higher or lower. So, if I want a "pp" dynamic, the default velocity is "32". If I want a "p" dynamic, the default velocity is "49". If I want something in-between (say "40"), I can insert a "pp" and increase its velocity in the inspector to "40", or insert "p" and decrease its velocity in the inspector to "40". The problem is, anyone reading the sheet music will not know what volume I am hoping to have the notes played. All they will see is "pp" or "p". They will not know I edited it to a different value.
So, one way it seems around that problem is to edit the name of an existing dynamic in my sheet music to reflect its new dynamic. I can insert a default dynamic, double-click on its name, & change its name so others can understand it. For example, if I edit a "pp" dynamic in my sheet music from 32 to 40, I can change its name to "pp8". Hopefully, someone reading my sheet music will understand what I mean by the custom dynamic. (32+8). If I place a "p" dynamic then lower it from 49 to 45, I can rename it ("p-4").
Alternatively, I can create a whole set of custom dynamics (i.e. - "pp8", "pp10", "mf6", etc.), place them in a custom dynamics folder and display them as a new palette. That will make it easier for me to use in the future, but users still will not know what actual dynamic I want. So, my question here, is whether a custom dynamic of "mp6", is vaguely understandable to a musician indicating that the dynamic for notes in that measure(s) is mp (64) + 6 = 70?
I'd appreciate your thoughts. thanks