Please give me a jump start: musical recognition today; measure counts in Musescore/Midi
Several years ago (version 3 was just in beta or pre-beta) I scanned all my sheet music to PDF, and a few songs I converted into Musescore using Music-to-Xml (which is now SmartScore I think from Musitek). It worked only fair at best.
I also did some Musescore customization to include in exported MIDI output a measure number (if you output honoring repeats otherwise it cannot match actual measure counts on the page). Somewhere I have the code still. I think I also had to do something special to output just piano (which I wanted) from score which had a vocal staff, otherwise it output that also. I think.
I now have more spare time and plan to digitize more of my music from PDF's. I have paid zero attention to this world over many years. Can someone give me a jump start:
What is the most accurate way to convert piano music on PDF's into something I can take into Musescore and fixup and export as cleaner PDF's and MIDI? I never want to say cost is not an issue, but cost is not the driving factor, I have hundreds of sheets I would like to convert, so accuracy is more important. Piano (2 and 3 staff) only.
I don't suppose anything has happened that will let me match midi measures exported to measure numbers on the Musescore score (honoring repeats)? I can resurrect my code if not, but I certainly do not want to recreate a wheel.
Thanks for any pointers.