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Thread #127196   Message #2834469
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
09-Feb-10 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: pdf music notation to sound!!
Subject: RE: pdf music notation to sound!!
When I was doing the Yorkshire Garland transcriptions to abc I was sent the scores in pdf format and I used this to generate MusicXML which I them (automatically) converted to abc for the website. The person setting up the scores in Sibelius couldn't export the xml but could generate the pdfs, so I went down this route.

The program (IIRC) was developed by Recordare, the people who developed MusicXML and the program takes advantage of the pdf/postscript commands to do a good job of deciphering the music unlike some of the general transcription program, for example SharpEye2 or similar programs being developed for scanning tablature mss, which are general OCR type programs and have to scan the images looking for likely features.