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Help! Adding a third staff for only a few bars (ms 3)

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Hello everyone!

I am currently confronted with a problem in MuseScore3. Do any of you know how to add a third staff for only a few bars? e.g. for adding an alternative voicing or just to maintain a proper overview of the part.
(I am aware that you can add a third staff by pressing "i" (Instrument) and then "Add staff" but then it is apllied to the whole piece. The attempt to delete the unwanted bars in the third staff afterwards lead to a huge clusterfuck. So now, I am very much so out of options ;( )
Detailed descriptions are very much appreciated! Thank you in advance :)

Keyboard feature on the iPad app

Hi, the web version of muscore allows me to enable the keyboard at the bottom of the page, which displays which notes on the keyboard should be hit. On the iPad, this feature is not present - or at least I don't know how to enable it.

Can you please let me know if there is a way to enable this feature in the iPad app, or if it will get added in a future release?

Thanks.

Invitations and join requests to groups not working well

Some weeks ago, I noticed that invitations to a private group only worked if I used a MuseScore username. Invitations using an external email address never worked.

And today I got this response when trying to view the "Join requests" page for a private group which I had changed to a moderated group ( 
https://musescore.com/groups/join/request/view-all/?uri=4980191):
 
This page isn’t working
musescore.com is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 502 

And a user who tried to join the same moderated group got the response:
 ‘This group is unavailable’  

I logged out and tried to join the moderated group anonymously, and got the same 'This group is unavailable' response.

Mobile version of score player does not show play time

I think the redesign of the play bar is fine. I don't care much about placing it at the top or bottom etc., But I've found that when I play a song on my phone, I cannot see the current play time anywhere. This is very annoying as I often make comments or communicate with collaborators using time markers (e.g. section 3:00-4:12). It is very inconvenient if the time information cannot be seen.

Any ideas on varying a Mozart theme?

I have always wanted to compose a Theme and Variations. I got the idea yesterday of taking a Mozart theme and varying it. Now I have gotten even more specific. Even though the Turkish March is not my favorite Mozart piece(his 40th symphony is my favorite or if talking specifically piano works, the K 545 is my favorite), it does have what I think is an excellent theme to develop into a theme and variations. That is the beginning A minor section in ABA' form.

There  are multiple reasons that I think this is a great theme to develop into a theme and variations but perhaps the strongest reason of all is that Mozart does not even touch that theme when it comes to development, he only develops the A major and F# minor sections of the rondo. The repeat of the A minor theme is a pure repeat, no note changes at all.

Since Mozart does not develop this beginning theme, that means I can do whatever I want with it in terms of development. I could have a variation where it goes from a March rhythm to a Waltz rhythm and the time signature changes respectively. I could have it modulate to another key like say Bb major via a pivot chord. I could do anything to it. Thing is, well, variations tend to build on each other so the second variation will often be more intense than the first variation and so on  as you get more and more variations.

This is what makes Theme and Variations harder than it seems. With each progressing variation it tends to get more intense but you somehow have to have a satisfactory ending to it and not leave the listener hanging on a fleeting cadence. I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to  vary the A minor theme of Mozart's Turkish March(bars 1-25 of the piece). 

I have been told to find a skeleton form of the theme and use that to get sister variations of Mozart's theme rather than just its progeny but how would I decide which notes to put into the skeleton?