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


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