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Old 01-11-04, 12:57 AM
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Converting .mp3 piano music to sheet music?

I have an .mp3 file of one of the demo tracks that is included with my digital piano. Unfortunately, it's an original, and I can't find sheet music for it. Is there any program that can detect the notes and put them in written form?

BTW, the sample is Korg Lullaby.

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Old 01-12-04, 02:29 PM
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I guess this means that noone knows how to do this, or it's just impossible Oh well... I'll keep looking.
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It might actually be possible. However, you'd need a very clean (minimal background noise) recording of just a solo piano piece. The specialty of these requirements, combined with the difficulty of the task (greatly complicated by any kind of audio compression), probably makes it more trouble than it's worth.

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Old 01-13-04, 02:39 PM
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don't quote me on this, but i think that the "Finale" program should be able to do just that. it's designed for composers to write music, but i believe that it also takes simple piano/harmony recordings and translates them into sheet music. i myself have never used the program but i know a lot of music kids in school would use it to transpose music and other things. worth a shot at least.
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What you will probably want to do is first convert the Mp3 file into a MIDI file. Then you can use any number of programs to convert the MIDI file into sheet music. Keep in mind when you automatically convert MIDI to sheet music you may not get a decent transcription ie. wierd note and rest patterns. You may be better off paying a college student to transcribe the song. You can chec with your local college music department.

I used to use Finale a while ago. While it was very powerful (created professional looking results) you needed to know what you're doing. I don't know if the current version is any friendlier, but the one I had came with 3 very thick manuals.

Here's a link to get you started:

http://dmoz.org/Computers/Multimedia...re/Convertors/

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