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Cue notes

Cue notes are reduced-size notes in a score that a player under normal circumstances isn’t meant to play. Usually they indicate musical material being played by other instruments, and are used as an aid for keeping track of one’s place in the music, especially during long rests. Or they may appear in one player’s part for him or her to play in case the primary instrument or player isn’t available.

To introduce cue notes using content from another staff automatically, see Add Cue Notes Plug-in.


In addition to the method described here, you can reduce note sizes in several other ways—only the notehead, for example. See Note size for more information.


See Also

Resize Staff System dialog box

Selecting music

Resize Tool


Creating cue notes on a full-size staff

Creating a cue staff

Restoring a cue staff to full size

Preventing attached lyrics and chord symbols from shrinking


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