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 +====== Voice Groups ======
 +Usually, voices are **ungrouped**. When ungrouped voices are [[publishing:​publishing_overview|published]],​ they appear alongside one-another on the same stave, like so:
 +[{{ :​project:​voices_nogroup.png?​nolink |**Ungrouped** voices before (top) and after (below) publishing}}]
 +Voices with the same **group number** are merged into a single voice during publishing:
 +[{{ :​project:​voices_grouped.png?​nolink |**Grouped** voices before (top) and after (bottom) publishing. Compare this with the ungrouped example}}]
 +<WRAP download round>
 +//​**Download Project**//
 +{{:​project:​voice-grouping-example.musink|Download a Musink project file for the above examples}}
 +===== Application =====
 +Using voice groups can be very useful for [[writing:​percussionists|percussion]] instruments,​ and for parts with repetitive patterns. For example, in the above image, a cymbal pattern (x-noteheads) has been written in Voice 1, while Voice 2 is a simple snare and bass-drum pattern. Both voices have been assigned the same voice group, so are merged during publishing. Writing in this way is much faster and cleaner than writing as one voice.
 +===== Restrictions =====
 +==== Accidentals ====
 +Accidentals are not allowed in grouped voices. Key signatures, clefs, and other marks can still be used.
 +==== Stems, Tuplets, and Options ====
 +When you give two voices of the same stave the same group number, Musink ensures that those voices match in terms of:
 +  - Most voice options
 +  - Stem directions
 +  - Tuplets
 +This is so that merging is successful. For example, it would not be possible to merge an eighth-note triplet with a 8th-note septuplet. As such, the tuplets in both voices must match.
 +==== Number of Groups ====
 +You can have up to four different voice groups per stave, in addition to ungrouped voices. Each voice group can have any number of voices.
 +===== Other Notes =====
 +==== Stem Directions ====
 +Stem directions of notes may change during publishing if stem direction is set to //auto//, to ensure that stem directions follow the correct stem direction rules. If you wish to avoid this, set the default stem directions for a voice to **up** or **down** through the [[project:​staves_and_voices#​changing_stave_and_voice_settings|voice options]].