I recently worked on a job where I needed to transcribe the Adagio movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata into an arrangement for two guitars. While I love arranging, it can be a slow and time-consuming process notating pieces from scratch, and so I decided to try out the PlayScore 2 app to help me speed my work process up.
Being able to scan sheet music into XML works much more quickly and accurately than if I were to write out a whole piece myself. This means I can then open XML file in MuseScore and start making my own edits to the piece, transpose, change my instruments, and get stuck into the creative side of arranging and all the good stuff straight away.
I had the traditional piano score saved on my phone as a PDF, and decided I would use this option for scanning rather than taking photos of sheet music in the PlayScore 2 app. Getting to my PDF was super easy because as soon as I opened PlayScore 2, I just tapped the “Import sheet music or a PlayScore document” icon on the app home screen.