LM3916 Usage and Application

I am new to the world of electronics so I don't have a ton of experience and lets hope my questions isn't a stupid one wasting everyone's time. I started playing with the LM3914 for a VU meter and got it it work somewhat successfully. It was recommended that I not use this chip and go to the LM3016 instead due to its accepting any music emitting device input. 1) I want to drive in excess of the 10 LEDs you can add to the 3916 and 2) I'm looking for a circuit diagram to do it. Does any one have one that can help me out? Also, what else can be done with a 3916? Thanks,

Check the data sheet here. There

http://www.national.com/ds/LM/LM3916.pdf

Steve