read printed and/or handwritten music

• Dec 16, 2008 - 16:48


I'm new here.

First, I would like to thank and to congratulate the creator on this program.
My question is this:
Is it possible to read printed and/or handwritten music after scanning it?
Perhaps there exists a supplementary program which can do this work and supplement musescore.
thank you to help me.



Additional software is required. Wikipedia has an article about it. Music OCR . Audiveris is free. If you consider purchasing scanning software then I woulds strongly recommend trying the demos with some some sample scans you'll be doing rather than believing their advertisements. When I did this a couple years ago the results and accuracy varied significantly between the packages. At that time SharpEye was the only package that did a decent job with lyrics. I haven't tried scanning handwritten music. At the time there wasn't any commercial software to do this.

In reply to by Thomas

I've tried PDFtoMusic Pro and for it seems that when it reads a piece perfectly then the xml is perfect, but if there'ss an error then it could mess up the whole thing and require much fixing. Also PDFtoMusic only reads PDF's made from computer software, and sometimes the fonts get messed up and it can't even do that. SharpEye is very advanced for reading any scanned or tif piece of music.

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