Music reader equivalent? /scanning sheet music

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Music reader equivalent? /scanning sheet music

Post by Mina » 15 Mar 2019 12:25

Hi Everyone!

I am a music student, who is currently using some of the great open source music notation software availiable for Linux/Ubuntu (Lilypond with Frescobaldi especially).

There is, however, one function that I am still looking for in an open source music notation program, and that is being able to "read" scanned sheet music (or pdf sheet music files). By that I mean translate the images into some kind of editable digital format (MIDI for instance, or ideally, Lilypond code).

I know of only one program that can do this, and that is "Music reader" for Mac (I think they make a windows version as well).

Does anyone know of a program (or method?) that can do this in Ubuntu Linux?

I would much appreciate any ideas or feedback!

All the best,

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Re: Music reader equivalent? /scanning sheet music

Post by choralia » 15 Mar 2019 20:33

All optical music recognition programs known to me (SharpEye, Photoscore, ScanScore, Omer, PdfToMusic, ...) run under Windows and/or Mac OS. No Linux/Ubuntu. I guess you should try to use Wine.


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Re: Music reader equivalent? /scanning sheet music

Post by Dim4ksan » 06 Jan 2020 17:24

I use ScanScore
It's a good program

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Re: Music reader equivalent? /scanning sheet music

Post by OlesyaKostyuk » 30 May 2020 16:14

I just took a peek on shap eye and even though most of the scanned score been detected correctly, it's a drag to correct the few wrong things. I had tried a SATB brass piece arranged in a two sytem treble and bass score. Sometimes only one note was missing in a bar. But I didn't find an easy way to add it, if no rest had been provided. So I deleted the whole bar and typed in all the entries from scratch. In the end I had invested more time and the result had been a worse sheet compared with completely manual entry. But maybe I'm only missing some cue for the problem mentioned above.

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