I've been transcribing music in Guitar Pro, and found that working with two 'voices' (bass/treble) on the staff is rather difficult. It's time consuming to say the least.
My question is: when is having both voices necessary, as opposed to just using ties? Obviously at some point, you have to draw the line; for example, tying 8 eighth notes together can get annoying.
I have attached two examples from a tune I'm working on. Would you say that this particular notation is ridiculous or permissible? Does having the tab below justify the standard notation, or is it just plain ridiculous/sloppy to the seasoned reader? I understand that there may not be an objective rule for this-or maybe there is- but hopefully I can get some opinions or perhaps advice from more seasoned readers out there. Thank you
Of the following, which would you prefer: