This blog post deals with digitizing your library of paper music.
So you have made the decision to digitize all your music!
- It could be because you are tired of lugging around folders/binders of paper;
- It could be that you need to find a piece of music quickly and searching through the folders/binders is too slow;
- It could be that at the end of each concert or gig you are faced with the task of putting all the music back in the correct place in the folders/binders;
- It could be that you are fed up trying to keep a music books open at the right page;
- It could be you are having to use rubber bands, bulldog clips and magnets to hold your music on the stand;
- It could be that your eyesight is not what it used to be and reading paper music is becoming a bit of a strain.
Whatever your reason you are faced with quite a task. You need to digitize your music. Let’s say you have chosen Power Music Professional as your music management system. So how should you go about this task? Assuming you don’t have electronic copies of the music already in the form of PDF files, then you are faced with scanning the paper music.