Image Cues and Cue Notes

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Image Cues and Cue Notes help you organize your sets' descriptive text and visual images, and are displayed in SceneView.


Image Cues

Image Cues can be attached to scenes, entire songs, as well as individual set list elements (scenes with a song).  This means that you can use the same image cues across all scenes in a song or use different images for each scene in a song and reuse scenes in other songs with different images.  Image Cues are managed in the Setlist and Scenes Editor.


When the setlist is advanced, there is a priority for determining which image is shown in SceneView:

1.The song item image cue
2.The scene image cue (the image that was supported in prior versions of Forte)
3.The song image cue


The purpose of image cue is to enable you to display customized content in SceneView such as graphics, scanned sheet music, or lyrics.


NOTE that when combined with the “cue note” feature (the ability to use a custom name for a scene within a song) this feature enables full customization of the set list with full reuse of scenes.  Scenes can be named after sounds or rig configurations, while the cue notes and images can define portions of a song.


Cue Notes

Cue notes are customized text that apply only to a scene within a particular song. Once a scene is added to a song, you may add a cue note to it by double clicking on the scene in the song list.  This doesn't change the scene's name, but assigns a "cue note" to the scene that only applies to the scene in that song.  The cue notes is displayed before the scene name in SceneView.  For example, a Scene named "Rich Piano" may be added to a song called "Long Distance" and a cue note "Section A" added.  The resulting set item looks like this in SceneView:


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


The purpose of cue notes is to enable you to tag a scene changes to something in the set like "Measure 24" or "Section B".  It can also hold reminder prompts like "reset transpose".