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Software to convert PDF to editable music

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Hi. Can someone direct me to some good software (preferably free, but if not then that's okay) that can take PDF or scanned music and convert it into editable files? I tried the import function with Muse score, but it couldn't do the import. The is a version of Melody in F by Arthur Rubenstein for Cello and Piano that I want to change to C key (like the version Pablo Casals played in one his recordings.)

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Hi,

There's a kind of roundabout method you can use if you can find a midi file of the piece.

When I wanted to shift the Bach Cello Suites to Double Bass I imported a midi file of it into Muse Score and then was able to change the key. It did need a little cleaning up because the midi split it over several channels. 

A source of midi files is:

https://www.classicalarchives.com/midi.html

or even IMSLP.

However, I did run into this score:

https://www.8notes.com/scores/29610.asp

which is transposable on the web site. I'm not familiar. Was this the piece you wanted?

The same service also has a midi (again transposable via the web site) at:

https://www.8notes.com/scores/29602.asp?ftype=midi

These guys are new to me. I'll have to explore their offerings myself.

One added benefit of going the midi route is that most smart phones have midi apps available that will perform the piece for you. You can mute the solo instrument channel and have an effective music minus one accompaniment to practice to which can be broken into small loops and tempo (and pitch) adjusted.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

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