Music transcription (or takedown) is the practice of notating music straight from its audio form, resulting in a musical score which, when performed, recreates the original sound of the piece. An excellent and intrinsic knowledge of pitch, music theory and standard score layout is required to produce a professional-standard notated version of the music. The resulting score must then examined meticulously so that any mistakes or imperfections may be corrected. Dynamics and articulation marks are then added (with some flexibility to allow for interpretation and according to specification), producing an accurate musical score which remains true to the composer's intentions.
Dots transcribed by Pitch Perfect
To have a piece of music transcribed from audio into notated form, send an MP3 or other audio file to (firstname.lastname@example.org), or a CD by post (address available on request). If you do send a hard copy, please include your postal address so that it can be returned to you.
Any genres of music will be accepted - be it classical, rock, pop, jazz, folk, drum tracks, whatever you require to be transcribed. Upon completion, you will receive a PDF score via email, or if you prefer, a printed version via post (this will incur printing and postage costs).
Music transcription costs from £5.86 per bar of music (the minimum Musicians' Union rate) using Sibelius or Finale, two of the top professionally recognised notation programs.