Welcome to the Cadenza: The Following Walkthrough

A rock band reunion takes a deadly detour into a nightmare!

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General Tips

  • This is the official guide for Cadenza: The Following.
  • This guide won’t tell you when to zoom into a location; the screenshots show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of HOPs will be shown.
  • Use the Map to fast travel to a location.

Chapter 1: The Hotel

Cadenza: The Following
  • Talk (A).
  • Select (B), then offer.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Talk (C).
  • Talk (D).
  • Examine (E).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take MANDOLIN (F).
  • Take AMP SWITCH (G) and SILVER EMBLEM 1/2. Examine recipe; select Irish Coffee.
  • Select cream (H), coffee and whiskey. Take IRISH COFFEE.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Offer IRISH COFFEE (I).
  • Select (J) and offer.
  • Move forward.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Talk (K).
  • Select (L) and offer.
  • Move items (M); take TUNING KEY.
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • TUNING KEY on MANDOLIN (inventory); take SILVER EMBLEMS 2/2.
  • Take ELECTRICAL TAPE (N). Add SILVER EMBLEMS; open. Take SCARF and MUSIC NOTEBOOK.
  • Offer MUSIC NOTEBOOK (O).
  • Select (P) and offer.
  • Move forward, get instructions, then move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Talk (Q); take MAP.
  • Move forward.
  • Offer MAP (R).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Solution: (S) B-D-F-G-H-C.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take ROOM KEY (T).
  • Remove tape (U); take TRUNK LEVER.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take SQUEEGEE (V), look right. Take BUCKET. Add and turn TRUNK LEVER. Remove items, take TIRE IRON and REMOTE CONTROL.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Use TIRE IRON (W). Answer phone. Examine and open phone book; take PAPER NOTE 1/3.
  • Use REMOTE CONTROL (X).
  • Press buttons (Y).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Play HOP (Z); receive PAPER NOTE 2/3.
  • SQUEEGEE in BUCKET (inventory); receive CLEANING KIT.
  • Use CLEANING KIT (A). Open panel, examine; take PAPER NOTE 3/3. Examine; take RAZOR BLADE. Add PAPER NOTES.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Arrange symbols (B). Take CAR KEY.
  • Insert CAR KEY (C); open door; examine. Insert CAR KEY.
  • Move to Town Center.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take BROOM (D). Examine; add AMP SWITCH, connect cable, turn switches, then turn on.
  • Take SID’S JOURNAL (E).
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Look left (F); take METAL EMBLEM 1/2.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Open SID’S JOURNAL (inventory); take METAL EMBLEMS 2/2 and DIAGRAM.
  • Add METAL EMBLEMS (G). Add DIAGRAM.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Solution: (H) F-B-H-E-(K-L)-(K-M)-(M-0). Take KEY CARD.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Insert KEY CARD (I).
  • Play HOP (J); receive COMPACT DISC.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Insert plug (K); turn on. Read poster. Remove drum screws; take STUN GUN.
  • Use ELECTRICAL TAPE (L); turn on.
  • Use RAZOR BLADE (M); remove plastic. Examine; insert COMPACT DISC.
  • Move forward.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Examine (N); take DIAMOND RING. Use BROOM; remove stones; take DEFROSTER.
  • Use STUN GUN (O).
  • Enter Piano Lounge.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take GLASS ORNAMENT (P).
  • Examine (Q); move forward. Insert GLASS ORNAMENT. Take MAGNET; use DEFROSTER. Take PIANO EMBLEM.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Insert PIANO EMBLEM (R).
  • Play HOP (S); receive PIANO WIRE.
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Examine (T); move forward. Use PIANO WIRE; receive SAFE HANDLE.
  • Enter Piano Lounge.
  • Take POOL NET (U). Remove painting. Insert SAFE HANDLE; read journal; take 8MM FILM.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Move down (V). Use SCARF. Add 8MM FILM. Play HOP.
  • Take DOOR EMBLEM (W).
  • Return to Town Center.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Use MAGNET (X); receive HOTEL EMBLEM.
  • Move flowers (Y); use POOL NET. Take FIREPLACE EMBLEM.
  • Move forward.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Examine poster (Z). Try to enter. Examine. Take FIREPLACE HANDLE. Add DOOR EMBLEM, HOTEL EMBLEM and FIREPLACE EMBLEM.
  • Enter Hotel Lobby.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Talk (A). Take SID’S NOTES.
  • Take BELT (B). Use DIAMOND RING; take BRONZE LATCH.
  • Move items (C); open bag; take GUITAR AMP, then SILVER LATCH.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take CABLE (D) and GLASS ORNAMENT 1/2.
  • Insert FIREPLACE HANDLE (E).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Solution: (F) (C-B)-(B-A)-(C-B)-(D-E).
  • Take GLASS ORNAMENTS 2/2 (G).
  • Return to Piano Lounge.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Move forward (H). Insert GLASS ORNAMENTS; open; move items; take BAR SPOON.
  • Return to Hotel Lobby.
  • Use BAR SPOON (I); receive RED-HOT LATCH.
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take MUSIC STAND (J). Insert RED-HOT LATCH; receive GOLD LATCH.
  • Enter Hotel Lobby.
  • Add GOLD LATCH (K), BRONZE LATCH and SILVER LATCH.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Play HOP (L); receive GUITAR.
  • CABLE and GUITAR on GUITAR AMP (inventory); then MUSIC STAND, SID’S NOTES and BELT. Take GUITAR SET.
  • Use GUITAR SET (M).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Solution: (N) D-B-E-F-O; I-A-L-M-O; N-G-H-J-O.
  • Enter Elevator.

Chapter 2: The Tunnel

Cadenza: The Following
  • Insert ROOM KEY (O); press button for 0204.
  • Move forward.
  • Read (P).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take TOWEL (Q). Move items; take DIRTY KEY CARD.
  • Take IRONING KNOB (R).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take BROKEN LED LAMP (S). Insert IRONING KNOB. Add DIRTY KEY CARD; use iron, then towel. Take KEY CARD.
  • Use KEY CARD (T).
  • Move forward.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Examine (U). Take WORKER EMBLEM. Take AAA BATTERIES.
  • Remove panel on BROKEN LED LAMP (inventory); add AAA BATTERIES. Take LED LAMP.
  • Use LED LAMP (V).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Read note (W). Take SICKLE. Insert WORKER EMBLEM.
  • Play HOP (X); receive BOLT CUTTERS.
  • Take ACID SYRINGE (Y). Use BOLT CUTTERS.
  • Go to Music Shop Parking.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Use ACID SYRINGE (Z).
  • Solution: (A).
  • Enter Shop Inside.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take TELEPHONE EMBLEM 1/2 (B) and SAX FIGURINE.
  • Find items (C). Take SUITCASE LATCH.
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Undo latch (D); take CONTROL CABLE. Add SUITCASE LATCH; open; move items; take TELEPHONE EMBLEMS 2/2.
  • Insert TELEPHONE EMBLEMS (E). Take AMP LAMP.
  • Enter Shop Inside.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take TRAIN CONTROLLER (F). Move forward. Add AMP LAMP; press.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Play HOP (G); receive CONTROL BATTERY.
  • Return to Tunnel.
  • CONTROL CABLE and CONTROL BATTERY on TRAIN CONTROLLER (inventory).
  • Add TRAIN CONTROLLER (H).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Solution: (I) Arrange tracks to match screenshot, then press B-C-E.

Chapter 3: The Docks

Cadenza: The Following
  • Move up (J).
  • Take OILCAN (K).
  • Take SHED EMBLEM 1/2 (L). Read note. Use SAX FIGURINE; take COLLAPSIBLE SHOVEL.
Cadenza: The Following
  • OILCAN on COLLAPSIBLE SHOVEL (inventory); take SHOVEL.
  • Use SHOVEL (M). Take VINYL RECORD and SHED EMBLEMS 2/2.
  • Insert SHED EMBLEMS (N).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Play HOP (O).
  • Add VINYL RECORD (P).
  • Go (Q).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take FISHING LINE (R) and SCRAPER. Use SICKLE; find items; take BIG HOOK.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take SAILBOAT EMBLEM (S) and FISHING ROD.
  • FISHING LINE and BIG HOOK on FISHING ROD (inventory).
  • Use FISHING ROD (T).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take FIRE EMBLEM (U). Insert SAILBOAT EMBLEM.
  • Play HOP (V); receive HARPOON.
  • Use HARPOON (W).
  • Enter Orphanage Yard.

Chapter 4: The Orphanage

Cadenza: The Following
  • Take PEG 1/3 (X). Turn; take PHOTO PART 1/3.
  • Take PHOTO PARTS 2/3 (Y). Use HARPOON.
  • Solution: (Z).
  • Enter Orphanage Interior.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take SPONGE (A) and METAL RULER.
  • Move (B). Take COAT.
  • Take HEDGE CLIPPERS (C). Use SCRAPER; take PHOTO PARTS 3/3.
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Use HEDGE CLIPPERS (D). Add PHOTO PARTS.
  • Solution: (E) (F-G)-(G-H)-(H-A)-(C-B)-(F-E)-(E-D)-(D-C)-(F-E)-(E-D)-(G-F)-(F-E)-(F-G)-(G-H).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Solution: (F) (B-G-E-D-B)-(C-F-A-H-C).
  • Open note (G); take RUSTY KEY.
  • Enter Orphanage Interior.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Open COAT (inventory); empty pocket; take CLEANING FLUID.
  • Pour CLEANING FLUID (H); add RUSTY KEY. Receive KEY.
  • Insert KEY (I).
  • Enter Janitor’s Room.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take PEG 2/3 (J). Empty box; take CAROUSEL ORNAMENT 1/2.
  • Take LADDER (K). Add FIRE EMBLEM; take BROKEN VIEWING DEVICE.
  • Take RED LENS (L).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Reattach knob and eyepiece on BROKEN VIEWING DEVICE (inventory); add RED LENS; receive RED VIEWER.
  • Use RED VIEWER (M).
  • Play HOP (N).
  • Take CAROUSEL ORNAMENTS 2/2 (O).
  • Go to Orphanage Yard.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Insert CAROUSEL ORNAMENTS (P). Take PEG 3/3.
  • Enter Orphanage Interior.
  • PEG on LADDER (inventory).
  • Use LADDER (Q).
  • Go to Grace’s Room.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take DRAWER HANDLE (R).
  • Take VIEWING DEVICE (S). Attach DRAWER HANDLE; take DIARY EMBLEM.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Insert DIARY EMBLEM (T). Play HOP; take BLUE LENS.
  • BLUE LENS on VIEWING DEVICE (inventory); take BLUE VIEWER.
  • Use BLUE VIEWER (U).
  • Play HOP (V).
  • Take WINDING HANDLE (W).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Insert WINDING HANDLE (X). Take box; add and turn WINDING HANDLE.
  • Go to Music Conservatory.

Chapter 5: The Concert Hall

Cadenza: The Following
  • Examine (Y).
  • Take GLASS CLEANER (Z). Move board; take GAS TORCH.
  • Take BROKEN GLASS (A).
  • Take WALKING CANE (B).
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Use METAL RULER (C). Open.
  • Play HOP (D); receive SCREWDRIVER.
  • Take TORCH PART (E). Use BROKEN GLASS; take GAS CANISTER.
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Use SCREWDRIVER (F); take BROKEN STARTER.
  • TORCH PART, GAS CANISTER and BROKEN STARTER on GAS TORCH (inventory).
  • Use GAS TORCH (G).
  • Enter Conservatory Reception.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Open (H).
  • Move forward.
  • Take CHARGER (I).
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take HEDGE CLUE (J). Add CHARGER; take BREAD SLICER.
  • Move forward.
  • Take MUSIC BOX PART (K), place HEDGE CLUE. Use BREAD SLICER.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Solution: (L). Take KEY NOTE.
  • Move down.
  • Use GLASS CLEANER (M).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Play HOP (N); receive KEY.
  • Move item (O); take MUSIC BOX PART.
  • Take CROOKED ANTENNA (P). Use WALKING CANE; take KEY TAG.
Cadenza: The Following
  • KEY and KEY NOTE on KEY TAG (inventory); receive RECEPTION KEY.
  • Insert RECEPTION KEY (Q); take MUSIC HALL KEY.
  • Insert MUSIC HALL KEY (R).
  • Enter Concert Hall.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take PAINT THINNER (S). Use CROOKED ANTENNA; receive CLUE.
  • Return to Conservatory Courtyard.
  • Add CLUE (T). Adjust symbols; pull handle.
  • Move forward.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Take TRUMPET PART (U) and MUSIC BOX PART.
  • Take MUSIC BOX PART (V). Add TRUMPET PART; take PIANO PEDAL.
  • Move down.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Add, then press PIANO PEDAL (W). Take MUSIC MEDALLION.
  • Move forward.
  • Take MUSIC BOX PART (X). Move paint; use PAINT THINNER and SPONGE. Add MUSIC MEDALLION.
Cadenza: The Following
  • Play HOP (Y); receive MUSIC BOX BASE.
  • Return to Concert Hall.
  • Add five MUSIC BOX PARTS on MUSIC BOX BASE (inventory). Assemble box (Z); receive MUSIC BOX.
  • Use MUSIC BOX (A).
Cadenza: The Following
  • Solution: (B) 1-2-3.
  • Solution: (C) 1-2-3.
  • Congratulations! You’ve completed Cadenza: The Following.

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