I'm new to piano (and music theory) and I'm a little confused by the notation used for what I understand to be crescendo and diminuendo for the Arietta A1 piece.
The first bar starts off with a "p" meaning "piano" or "quietly", then the next indication is a diminuendo > in bar 5 and then again > in bar 6, meaning even more quietly?
The next indication is then in bars 10 and 11 showing yet another diminuendo > in each bar??
I don't think this makes sense - have they missed out some crescendos from the music score?