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Need more than two voices in a single staff for guitar music

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asked Jul 29, 2017 in Notion iOS Feature Requests by stevesteele1 (650 points)
I was recently asked to compose a classical guitar piece and I needed to show three voices in the staff. I couldn't find a way to enter a third voice. In the palette there were only selections for two voices. I had to switch to Notion on the desktop which allowed four voices per staff.

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answered Aug 2, 2017 by Skip Jones (162,440 points)
selected Jun 18, 2018 by AlexTinsley
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answered Aug 22, 2017 by cooltouch (380 points)

As a classical guitarist, I would prefer there be no limit to the number of voices allowed per a single staff. Sometimes I play a 10-string classical, so there would have to be as many as ten voices to score some 10-string pieces. And yes, there are multi-string classicals out there with even more than 10 strings. So, no limit is best. Really, I don't see why this would be hard to do.

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answered Nov 11, 2017 by trevorhanson (1,160 points)
I agree with the unlimited voice request in principle, but I can see technical issues with unlimited voices. However, only allowing two is a severe limitation. Even three would be an enormous improvement. Since drum scores already enable four voices it would seem four would be straightforward. That would cover the vast majority of cases. MuseScore, for example, has four voices. I normally work with three or four in guitar scores.