Importing PDF of Scanned 18th Century Sheet Music Possible?
Hello Musescore community! I am new to using this software and one of the features that drew me to it was its feature to import PDFs. I am working on a research project on the life of an 18th century printer named James Barry and he was a prominent fiddle player. It was my hope for this project that I would be able to take his written sheet music and convert them into a machine readable format. I took a scan of one of his pages of sheet music and used the import PDF feature, but unfortunately the software was unable to make out the notation. The written sheet music is pretty clean, but its possible that the software had difficulty reading the image. Now my question for this community is whether there is a way to improve the image quality some way so this music can be converted from a PDF to a Musescore file? Please forgive my inexperience with software like this, I am quite new. I appreciate any insight anyone from this community can provide me. Also below I have included an example of a pdf page I imported into Musescore.