My practice time is precious and very limited so when I have to look for sheet music that detracts from my time spent on my music project. I had considered photo copying but invariably something would happen to the sheet music. In my case one of my dogs Kenya would be very likely to get to it. I also considered and was for a while scanning sheet music.
However , I have decided and decided again to score i.e. notate into notation software music that I think is important enough to study.
To that end I have settled on Musescore. Why ? Its for core notation and decent playback very adept. Its also easy to use and if you Sibelius key combos they are essentially the same. The other reason is that well, its free. I can have it installed on my Win tablet , Android tablet , PC and Mac Mini.
One of the features I like most about Musescore is that it keeps all current sheet music as tabs. Therefore I can keep all of my learning repertoire on Musescore and available in one spot right at startup of the app.
Did I already mention that there are Android and iOS apps which allow me to review music on the train. Again , my music time is precious and reviewing music scores helps quite a bit.
Is it to much work ? No, I don’t think so. Its valuable and time well spent. For me, scoring the music helps me get closer to it. It also helps albeit in an indirect way with one’s composition and arrangement skills