Sheet music to tabs
Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:07 PM
but it's pretty much the opposite. (i.e. tabs into sheet).
[you can also extract sheet/tabs from midi files (*.mid).]
but actually 'scanning' sheetmusic in format *.JPG/.GIF/.PNG (etc.) would be a pretty difficult task, since they're pictures and the computer can't tell the difference between all the pixels that shape your notes (actually it could, but that's another story..).
maybe i don't get exactly what you're looking for.. explain what type of sheet music?
answer me or i'll get mad.
Posted 13 March 2006 - 06:52 PM
Posted 13 March 2006 - 08:56 PM
since the music you want to play is for church, it's probably (or relatively) simple melodies over a few chord progressions. that means it shouldn't be too hard to rewrite note by note into your new program. right? ok.
what happens is that the sheet music your friend is playing is (probably) formatted to be played and/or viewed with the specific program. meaning that these files have extensions recognizable only by this program, therefore they cannot be edited by other programs that would allow you to 'translate' them into tabs.
thats where these jump in - either 'tabledit' or 'guitar-pro'. i'd recommend 'tabledit' because there's no b.s. and it works. you're gonna have to write the notes where they belong (in the mesures) and the numbered tab notes will appear at the bottom according to each 'standardly noted' note you've written. (you do that by selecting where you want it and pressing 'enter') i can't give you more details because i've never done it myself.
now this would probably take lots of time, depending on your abilities with software and the lengh/complexity of your church scores. another obstacle you could encounter is the arrangement of the fingerings, because we know a single note can be achieved differents ways on the guitar. and so on..
you could wait for more responses or recommendations, i say. but that's pretty much my point of view. tell me how it works out, and/or if you need help.
Posted 16 March 2006 - 09:19 AM
To scan the music, I'm using SharpEye. Stupid sounding name. But it's
free for a trial period. It works ok for piano music, but I think it
will work better for music that has only one note at a time, i.e. flute,
trumpet, etc. I think the chords are a little tough. Maybe a higher
quality scan would resolve it. as it is, it just requires some clean up
work to get the timing right.
Once I've scanned it in, I save it as a midi. For some reason, I can't
play that midi in Windows media player. But if you open it in
Noteworthy Composer (also a free download) you can edit the notes on the
sheet music itself. Once you save THAT as a midi, WMP will play it just
Posted 16 March 2006 - 12:22 PM
you could always ask someone to transcribe it for you. i don't know man..
i've said all i know. try other forums or something.
Posted 18 March 2006 - 09:58 AM
Posted 18 March 2006 - 10:09 AM
yeah but can you actually 'scan' sheet music? as in not having to write it down, but simply scanning it.
Posted 14 April 2006 - 11:38 PM
Take a MUSIC 100 class at the local community college. You'll be good to go after that class.
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