How to scan sheet music
Scanning music can turn your paper music library into a portable digital library that’s with you at all times. It can also help you get notes into a notation software program like Sibelius, Finale, Noteflight or MuseScore super-fast. But what exactly is the process? I’ll share the step-by-step process, my tips for success, which apps, software and equipment you need and suggested workflow patterns.
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Resources and links mentioned in this episode
1. Copyright, Creative Commons, Public Domain score
2. Scanning apps
3. Music reader/annotation apps and pedal
4. Music scanning software
- Photoscore Lite & Ultimate (includes full comparison of the Lite and Ultimate versions)
- Smartscore (demo version available)
- Sheet Music Scanner
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