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 +====== Staves and Voices ======
 +Each [[project:​sections|section]] in a document has at least one stave of music. In turn, each stave of music has at least one //voice//.
 +===== Understanding Voices =====
 +Each stave has one or more //voices//. In the [[basics:​user_interface#​the_main_window|music editing area]], voices appear separated. This allows you to more quickly write music. When publishing takes place, voices from the same stave are placed together:
  
 +[{{ :​project:​stavesandvoices_voices1.png?​nolink |Two staves in the main window (top), and after publishing (bottom). Note how Stave 1's voices appear on the same stave in the published work}}]
 +===== Stave Editors =====
 +In the main window, voices which will be published to one stave are grouped together and assigned a colour. To their left is a Stave Editor:
 +{{ :​basics:​mainpage_staveeditorsidentified.png?​nolink |}}
 +Stave editors let you:
 +  * Delete the stave
 +  * Add voices to the stave
 +  * Set the name of the stave. This name will appear in the sheet-music when it is published.
 +They also contain controls that allow you to:
 +  * Change voices'​ settings
 +  * Change voices'​ group numbers
 +  * Delete voices
 +  * Change the name of each voice. Voice names name do not appear in the sheet-music when it is published.
 +[{{ :​basics:​staveeditors_labelled.png?​nolink|A Stave Editor}}]
 +To hide stave editors, double click on their black background. To expand hidden stave editors, click once on them.
 +===== Adding and Deleting =====
 +==== Adding Staves ====
 +To add a stave, either:
 +  - Press the **[[basics:​user_interface#​the_main_window|Add Stave (+) button]]** down the bottom left of the main window
 +OR
 +  - From the menu bar, click **Project**
 +  - Click **Add Stave**
 +You new stave will appear below other staves in the main window.
 +==== Deleting Staves ====
 +To delete a stave:
 +  - Make sure that the [[project:​staves_and_voices#​stave_editors|stave editor]] is not hidden. If it is hidden, click it to expand.
 +  - Click the delete button in the top right hand corner of the stave editor. ​
 +Note that all [[project:​sections|sections]] must have at least one stave. If there is only one stave in the section, you will not be able to delete it.
 +==== Adding Voices ====
 +To add a voice to a stave:
 +  - Make sure that the [[project:​staves_and_voices#​stave_editors|stave editor]] is not hidden. If it is hidden, click it to expand
 +  - Press the **+** button on **that stave'​s stave editor** (see image above). This is NOT the button down the bottom left of the page
 +==== Deleting Voices ====
 +To delete a voice:
 +  - Make sure that the stave editor is not hidden. If it is hidden, click it to expand
 +  - Press the delete button (a trashcan) beside that voice
 +Note that all staves must have at least one voice. If there is only one voice in the stave, deleting that voice will also delete its stave.
 +===== Changing Stave and Voice Settings =====
 +Some settings can be set for individual voices, and some always apply to an entire stave:
 +  * To change the settings of a voice, click the '​settings'​ button next to that voice.
 +  * To change the settings of a stave, click the '​settings'​ button of //any// voice in that stave. Stave settings are at the bottom of the window that opens.
 +
 +For details on stave and voice settings, see [[options:​stave_and_voice_settings|]].
 +===== Names =====
 +==== Stave Names ====
 +Stave names appear in scores which are published. To change the name of a stave:
 +  - Make sure that the stave editor is not hidden. If it is hidden, click it to expand.
 +  - Click on the textbox at the top of a control
 +  - Type in a new stave name
 +  - Click away from where you are typing, to finish
 +==== Voice Names ====
 +Voice names do not appear in scores which are published. Voice names can be useful to set for your own reference while composing a score. For example, they may help you remember that Voice 1 is a snare drum, while Voice 2 is a bass drum. To change the name of a voice:
 +  - Make sure that the stave editor is not hidden. If it is hidden, click it to expand.
 +  - Click on the voice name
 +  - Type in a new voice name
 +  - Click away from where you are typing, to finish
 +===== Voice Groups =====
 +Voices with the same group number are merged into a single voice during [[publishing:​publishing_overview|publishing]]. For more information,​ see [[project:​Voice_Groups|Voice Groups]].
 +===== Voice Volume and Muting =====
 +See [[midi:​modifiers|MIDI Modifiers]] and [[midi:​volume|Channel Volume]].
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