Music reader equivalent? /scanning sheet music

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Music reader equivalent? /scanning sheet music

Postby 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

Postby 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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