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Scanning music into Sibelius

PlayScore 2 is a great way to scan sheet music into Sibelius.  If you want to get music into Sibelius quickly and accurately PlayScore can do the job.  Importing music into Sibelius is so easy with PlayScore 2 that a PDF score can visible in Sibelius in a couple of minutes.  You can scan any kind of sheet music [...]

Scanning music into Dorico

PlayScore 2 is a great way to scan sheet music into Dorico.  If you want to get music into Dorico quickly and accurately PlayScore can do the job.  Importing music into Dorico is so easy with PlayScore 2 that a PDF score can visible in Dorico in a couple of minutes.  You can scan any kind of sheet music into [...]

Scanning music into MuseScore

PlayScore 2 is a great way to scan sheet music into MuseScore.  If you want to get music into MuseScore quickly and accurately PlayScore can do the job.  Importing music into MuseScore is so easy with PlayScore 2 that a PDF score can visible in MuseScore in a couple of minutes.  You can scan any kind of sheet music [...]

Scanning music into Finale

PlayScore 2 is a great way to scan sheet music into Finale. If you want to get music into Finale quickly and accurately PlayScore can do the job. Importing music into Finale is so easy with PlayScore 2 that a PDF score can visible in Finale in a couple of minutes. You can scan any kind of sheet music [...]

Learning to play a tricky rhythm

Learning to play a tricky rhythm by sight is not easy.  Finding the notes is one thing, you can just look those up if you don’t know them.  But getting the rhythm right can be tough, and that can’t simply be looked up.  This is a real problem but it does not need to be a problem anymore.  If you [...]

Music to XML

Why Music to XML?  If you want to scan sheet music into a notation program, scan printed music into the iPad or get music from a book into your phone, and do so in a way that lets notation apps import it, then you are going to need to turn a photo of the music into MusicXML.  MusicXML is the [...]

Preparing for Music Exams

Preparing for Music Exams such as Associated Board Grade I – VIII, GCSE Music, A-Level music – these are all exams that test your ability to work with music notation.  Many people can play an instrument or sing well, but aren’t all necessarily good sight readers.  If this is you, and you find it is limiting your skills there is [...]

Publishing automation – Finding symbols in music notation

Finding symbols in music notation like barlines, Clefs, key signatures, accidentals in a music notation image is not easy.  Even finding the systems reliably is harder than you might think, and from the point of view of a computer an awful lot of features in a picture could be barlines. Yet even though this functionality – the ability [...]

Music recognition in an app

How do you add music recognition for an app?  Suppose you already develop a music notation app.  And suppose you want to add music scanning or music OCR (OMR) to your application.  Why?  Well in most cases, probably because it is a great additional way for users to get their music into your app.  Without it your notation app is limited to [...]

How can I listen to the music on IMSLP?

I am sure we all agree that IMSLP have an amazing collection of music. It has become a standard resource when a score isn’t to hand or some part is missing, and for many other purposes. I don’t know about you but sometimes I just like to browse. I get scores up on my PC screen I didn’t even [...]