Different Ways to Use Scenes, Songs, and Sets

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Different Ways to Use Scenes, Songs, and Sets

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The Scene/Song/Set system is flexible enough to use in many different ways.  Here are some common ways musicians use them.

 

Scenes are Songs

The most basic method of using scenes is to create a scene for each song you wish to play.  Name the scene after the song and order them as desired in the scene list.  In this mode, the Set Manager us configured to use either "all scenes" or "selected scenes" sets.  As an example:

 

001: Long Distance

002: Hotel California

003: Tom Sawyer

....etc...

 

Advancing through the scenes changes the setup for each song in the set.

 

Songs with Multiple Scenes

What happens if you have a song setup that is complicated enough that you want to change your setup in the middle of a song?  At this point, you may define some songs and add the various scenes to the song.  You then must define one or more sets to add the songs into.  For example:

 

Friday Night Set

Long Distance

001 LD Part 1

002 LD Part 2

Hotel California

003 HC Part 1

004 HC Part 2

 

Unfortunately this leads to many scenes, awkward scene naming, and perhaps duplicated setups, so you may wish to use the same scenes over again:

 

Songs with Reused Scenes

 

Friday Night Set

Long Distance

001 Rich Piano

002 Dirty Organ

Hotel California

003 Dirty Organ

004 Rich Piano

 

Where "Rich Piano" and "Dirty Organ" are the same scenes reused in two different songs.  This reduces rack size and complexity because you have fewer scenes to manage.  Unfortunately, it doesn't provide much useful musical cue information because the scene names have no context within the song.  Cue notes to the rescue....

 

Songs with Cue Notes on Scene Names

Once a scene is added to a song, you may rename it in place in the Set Manager.  This doesn't actually change the scene's name, but assigns a "cue note" to the scene that only applies to the scene in that song.

 

Friday Night Set

Long Distance

001 Section A Rich Piano

002 Section B Dirty Organ

Hotel California

003 Intro Dirty Organ

004 Bridge Rich Piano

 

Scene Naming with the Pipe ("|") character

Some users prefer to build the song names into the scene names in order to distinguish, for instance, the intro to one song vs. the intro to another song.  If the scene's name is of the form <song>|<scene> (a song name, a pipe character, and the rest of the scene name) and the song part of the name matches the song the scene is in, the song and pipe character will be omitted when displayed.