Big Band Arrangements

Get your big band arrangements transcribed accurately into sheet music by professionals​

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We transcribe and arrange your favorite songs for a big band setting. You will be able to dream big as you play some of the most iconic songs with your friends or with your band.

Our professional music transcribers and arrangers will create custom sheet music for you. Whether you need a transposition or whether you want us to adapt the music to your specific playing level or instrument lineup, we’ve got you covered!

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Holiday Inn - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 - Big Band transcription sheet
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4-5 days standard delivery time.
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Note-for-note transcriptions and full customer support along the process

Flexible pricing for big band arrangement



per minute of music

Every transcription is different and our prices reflect the time and skill required to transcribe the music accurately

Our big band arrangement rates are based on

1. Difficulty

2. Music density and complexity

3. Song length

4. Instrumentation

Frequently asked questions

Big Band Arrangements

Do you do big band arragnements?

Yes! We have professional transcribers and arrangers on our team who are experts in big ensembles such as big bands.

I want rhythm charts for a big band. Is that possible?

Of course! In this case, we recommend one rhythm chart for the rhythm section – piano, bass, and drums ­– and one rhythm chart for the melodic instruments. This way, everyone will have a rhythm chart that adapts to their needs.

You can find all the information on our rhythm charts here.

What is the difference between a rhythm chart and full sheet music?

Rhythm charts are a type of musical notation that conveys the essential content of a song in a concise sheet music score. Rhythm charts can often be followed by multiple different instruments as they only contain general information. For a big band, you could get one rhythm chart for the rhythmic section – piano, bass, and drums ­– and one rhythm chart for the melodic instruments (in the different transpositions). You can find all the information on our rhythm charts here.

Full (note-for-note) sheet music includes all the details. Everything that every instrument plays is written out fully, exactly as it sounds in the recording you provide. You will have a separate sheet for each instrument. For the solo sections, we can either write them out fully as well or only include the chord symbols so that you can improvise.

Is a rhythm chart less expensive than a note-for-note transcription?

Yes! In a rhythm chart, we don’t need to transcribe all the instruments note-for-note so the process is considerably faster.

Can you provide the individual parts for all the instruments as well with the full score?

Yes, definitely! In the price quote, we will include both options: full score only, or full score + individual parts.

Do you write the solos too in a full transcription?

That’s up to you! We can certainly write out all the solos note-for-note, exactly as they sound so that you can play exactly the same solo as the one on the recording.

However, if you prefer to improvise the solo, we can just write the chord symbols so that you can play your own original solo.

We can also do a combination of both – just let us know which instruments prefer written solos and which prefer to improvise 🙂

How much does a big band transcription cost?

Our prices are based on the density and complexity of the music, the song length, and the number of instruments. Send us a link or audio file of the song you want us to transcribe and we’ll send you an accurate price quote.

You can find some more pricing information here.

I really like this big band song, but in my big band we have a different instrumental lineup/some of the instruments are missing. What can we do?

That’s not a problem! Please let us know your exact instrument lineup (for example: Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax 1, etc.). We’ll adapt the song to your specific needs and we’ll make sure it still sounds amazing!

I am the director of a high school big band. Can you adapt this song to the level of my students?

Yes! Feel free to send examples of pieces you have played before and we’ll match the level of complexity in our arrangement for you. We can both simplify or make the music more complex, just let us know your preferences!

I would like my students to play this pop song with the big band. Can it be done?

Yes! Feel free to tell us how you want the piece arranged. You can specify things like lead melody instruments, solos, playing levels, etc. You can also send us an example of a piece you have already played so that we can match the complexity level.

Don’t forget to send us your exact instrument lineup. We’ll make sure the arrangement is 100% customized!

Does the number of players and instruments affect on the cost of a big band transcription?

Yes, it does. In order to ensure that we provide you with the best price quote please let us know your exact instrument lineup (for example: Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax 2, Tenor Sax 1, etc.)

Can you add chord symbols?

Indeed! Let us know if you nee them so we can provide you with the best price quote.

What about the transposing instruments?

We will transcribe all transposing instruments in playing pitch so that they can play comfortably. (If you need the score in concert pitch, we can do that too. Just let us know.)

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Which songs can be transcribed?

We can transcribe all songs and music genres! Send us your songs and we’ll transcribe them – whether it’s piano covers, guitar TABs, jazz solos, vocals, orchestral themes, or original compositions. We’ve got you covered!

Which music styles do you transcribe?

All music styles, all genres: pop, jazz, Broadway, rock, classical, R&B, blues, reggae, country, hip-hop, EDM, folk, African music, Indian music… you name it!

Which instruments do you transcribe?

All instruments! We’ve got an expert for every instrument on our team, guaranteeing your specific request is in the hands of the right specialist. We also have professional arrangers, copyists, and a quality control team that will make sure everything is spot on.

If I only want a portion of the song, do I have to pay the full price?

No. If you only want a portion of the song, let us know what timestamps you want and we will adjust the price quote for you – we won’t charge the cost of transcribing the full song.

I don't know how to read sheet music very well. Can you help me?

Yes, we’re here to help! Here are some of the things we can do:

  • Create a Synthesia (piano only) or Soundslice (any instrument) tutorial for you.
  • Simplify the piece to suit your level.
  • Add fingering suggestions in the most complex passages of the score to help you learn the piece.
  • Add educational large noteheads with note names.

Overall, how does it work?

1. You request a quote – Send us the music you want us to transcribe (an audio file or a Youtube link!) and give us all relevant information: instruments, timestamps, difficulty, and arrangement details.

2. We assess and adapt – We are all music transcribers: we will listen to your music and get back to you with a price quote that suits your needs. An in-house specialist is always ready to take care of your project.

3. You place the order – When all details and the price quote have been agreed on, you will place your order securely to get us started.

4. We transcribe – Our professional transcribers will craft your transcription as agreed. We will ensure the process is smooth and keep you updated if we have news or questions.

5. You enjoy the music – 100% satisfaction – We will send you the completed transcription in all the formats you need to print or use it.

We will make sure everything looks good to you. Adjusting any small details that might have been missed is our job too.

How do I get a price quote?

Go to our contact us page where you can fill out our contact form or find our email and phone numbers. Send us the music you want us to transcribe (an audio file or YouTube link!) and let us know all the relevant information: instruments, arrangement details, preferred deadline, etc. We will get back to you with a price quote within the next 1-4 hours!

How long does it take?

Our standard delivery time is 1-2 days and we also have a rush order service!

Larger or highly complex projects may take a little longer. Let us know your preferences – we will strive to meet your deadlines.

I need a transcription done urgently. Can you help me?

Yes, we have a rush order service for urgent requests. Get in touch with your requirements and we’ll take it from there.

I am a songwriter and I want you to transcribe my music. Who will own the sheet music?

If we transcribe your original music, we will not withhold any rights on the transcriptions. The scores provided will belong to you – you can distribute, share, and sell them as you wish.

How do you transcribe music? Do you use a transcription software?

We transcribe and arrange music by ear, manually typing it into our music notation software note-by-note. This is a detailed and thorough process. We do not use any music transcription software because it delivers poor results and at My Sheet Music Transcriptions, we strive to provide a world-class transcription service. 

All of our transcribers are professional musicians who take pride in their craft.

Who are you?

We are a team of 40+ professional musicians, transcribers, arrangers, and composers. Our headquarters are in Barcelona, where we started our journey, but we now work with musicians from all around the world – mainly across the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe – with a strong presence in New York and London! Our mission is to spread music globally through customized transcriptions and arrangements.

We have been growing since 2011, and have completed more than 32,000 transcriptions so far. We believe a friendly customer service and a talented group of music transcribers is the best way to provide you with the sheet music you have always wanted.

Who do you usually work for?

We have an extensive and diverse clientele: from original composers and songwriters who want their music transcribed to music lovers who want to play their favorite songs but cannot find the sheet music online, and gigging musicians who don’t have the time to create their sheet music themselves.

Our work ranges from big projects with orchestras, bands, musicals, and schools to individual projects, with both professional and amateur musicians. 

What we all have in common is that music is our passion 🙂