[Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems

Bill billlist1 at comcast.net
Sat Apr 7 16:31:00 EDT 2012


Hi, Brandon,

Try grayscale instead of black and white if you are using the SharpEye Music
Reader music OCR program that ships with GOODFEEL.



Bill McCann
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-----Original Message-----
From: menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org
[mailto:menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 2:58 PM
To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
Subject: Re: [Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems

Hello,
I had sighted assistance with the first scan, but they couldn't read music. 
I had sighted assistance with the second scan and subsequent copy and they
could read music.
I've never scanned music on my own.
I do "Black and White from colored page, Resolution DPI at 300, type is 8
bit gray. I don't think I can go higher than 300 DPI though. I use Microsoft
Document scanning.
If I do put the paper in a binder, I can use the form feed which I think is
better. I'll try this for a couple songs and see what people think. It is
really slow though when each song is in a different anthology. But it's
better than what I am doing.
Thank you,

Brandon Keith Biggs
-----Original Message-----
From: Bettie Downing
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 11:11 AM
To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
Subject: Re: [Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems

Churches are good places to find people like that.



On Apr 7, 2012, at 1:02 PM, Dale Lieser wrote:

> Also, Brandon, see which resolution works best for scanning. That the 
> simple Copy button led to a successful result one time seems odd to 
> me, but I don't understand copiers.
>
> See if you can find someone not necessarily even in the music field 
> that can do the copying for you. Someone in their retirement, etc., 
> would likely be willing to take on a project like that, with your 
> willingness to pay.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org
> [mailto:menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org] On Behalf Of Bettie Downing
> Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 1:47 PM
> To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
> Subject: Re: [Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems
>
> You don't want to cut the pages---just the bindings.  Again, I hate to 
> say, but you need someone sighted to help.
>
>
> On Apr 7, 2012, at 12:21 PM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>> The problem when dealing with Originals is what if something happens to
> them?
>> Also, often there are very small margins on the page so if I used the
> paper cutter I'm not sure if there is a way to make sure I didn't cut off
> the clef sign or something...
>> I also have the books that are glued, is there a way to melt the glue?
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Brandon Keith Biggs
>> -----Original Message----- From: Bettie Downing
>> Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 9:55 AM
>> To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
>> Subject: Re: [Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems
>>
>> That's an excellent idea.  The sighted pianist at my church always
> separates the pages of her music books, makes holes in the margin and puts
> them in a three-ring binder.  That way her pages always lie flat and are
> easier to turn.  It all depends on whether or not the book is yours and
> you're willing to change its form.
>>
>>
>> On Apr 7, 2012, at 11:27 AM, Dale Lieser wrote:
>>
>>> Brandon,
>>>
>>> Could it be that your problems with obtaining a good scan are related to
> the book not being flat on the scanner? Depending on your circumstances,
> sometimes a blind person needs to give up the integrity of an actual book,
> and carefully separate the pages. If you have access to a good-quality 
> paper
> cutter, that usually works well, depending on the thickness of the book 
> you
> are willing to dismantle.
>>>
>>> Dale
>>>
>>>
>>> From: menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org
> [mailto:menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
>>> Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 11:55 AM
>>> To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
>>> Subject: [Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>> I'm wondering how I can make a binder full of print sheet music look
> professional?
>>> I was just told that my accompanist's binder looked like **** by one of
> my singer friends.
>>> I've been using my sighted music illiterate parents to help me scan in
> each new piece of music I am given out of the sheet music books I have. 
> But
> when my friend looked at my binder she was exclaiming how I had measures
> that were blurry, notes that were white instead of black and in one case 
> the
> measure on the bottom of the page was cut off.
>>> She then proceeded to take me to the store, we got a whole puncher, 
>>> plain
> labeling tabs and a sharpie, along with the 3 ring binder with the round
> rings on the spine and not those slanted binders.
>>> We went back to my house and she helped me rescan pages that were messed
> up in my original TIF files, but even then I was having a problem of the
> notes being white on some staves instead of black. She just ended up 
> copying
> the pages from my book instead of using the computer. She then nicely
> labeled every song and made sure they were all there and that every 
> measure
> looked perfect.
>>> I was just asked to email my music to a pianist so they can practice. I
> sent over my music, but I got a response from the pianist that not all the
> pages were there. I mailed her the tiffs along with the extra pages we
> scanned with my friend.
>>> I'm wondering how I can make my print music look professional? Because 
>>> as
> it stands I've been looking like a dunce at the auditions I've gone to and
> the pianist questioned my authenticity after receiving music with missing
> pages.
>>> I am not sure why scanning in the music doesn't seem to work, because
> that is the best way for me to do things with my print music.
>>> I'm worried when I don't have friends around who can help me with my
> music, what can I do?
>>> I know if I got all my music in a Lime file things would be good, 
>>> because
> I'd be able to print the lime file to a PDF and send that out, or print
> directly from the lime file. But I don't have any music literate people 
> who
> I can train to scan into Lime. I guess I can higher a pianist to take my
> music books and copy the pages that my songs are on, then come back to my
> house and scan in those copied pages into the computer, but again I am not
> sure how they will turn out, or even if the music is right side up.
>>> Does anyone have any siguestions?
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Brandon Keith Biggs
>>>
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