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Guitar Tab Transcriptions

Get your guitar tab songs transcribed accurately into sheet music and tab by professionals​

How does it work?

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We transcribe your favorite guitar tunes, lines, chords, and riffs! From epic solos to beautiful fingerstyle songs and covers – you will be able to play any piece you want.

Our in-house guitar players will create custom sheet music and tabs for you. Whether you want to play alone, in a band, or accompany a group of friends, we will customize the score to suit you perfectly.

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#1 Musician’s choice guitar tab transcription service online

transcriptions delivered since 2011
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Guitar jazz lead + comping

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Guitar TAB & Sheet 2 (Four on six) - MSMT sample web

Guitar rock accompaniment for fingerstyle guitar

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Guitar TAB & Sheet 3 (Shelter) - MSMT sample web

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Guitar sheet music

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Guitar TAB & Sheet 4 (Congregational Song Tutorial) - MSMT sample web

Guitar strumming pattern + fretboards

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Guitar TAB & Sheet 5 (Lonely Eyes) - MSMT sample web

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What's included?

Fast delivery - My Sheet Music Transcriptions
Fast turnaround time

1-2 days standard delivery time.
Rush orders available

My Sheet Music Transcriptions - All sheet music formats

All sheet music formats

Get the transcription in digital format:
PDF, midi, SIB, MUSX, XML, MSCZ, GP

My Sheet Music Transcriptions - 100% accuracy & Customer care

100% accuracy & Customer care

Note-for-note transcriptions and full customer support along the process

Flexible pricing for guitar tab

from

$19-35+USD

per minute of music

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

Our guitar tab rates are based on

1. Difficulty

2. Music density and complexity

3. Song length

4. Instrumentation

Frequently asked questions

Guitar Tab Transcriptions

Do you do guitar tab transcriptions?

Yes! We work with professional guitarists who transcribe a whole range of styles: jazz, flamenco, pop, rock, fingerstyle, classical, guitar solo covers, prog rock, metal… you name it!

Do you only work with electric or classical guitar?

We work on any kind of guitar tab transcriptions: classical guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, western and non-western guitars…

Do you add the tab and the chords to the sheet music?

Yes! If that is what you need, we’ll definitely add them! We can transcribe sheet music, tab, chord symbols, chord fretboard diagrams, and strumming patterns. Let us know which of these you need and we’ll take care of the rest.

Do you add the tablature? Or you only provide the sheet music?

We can do both or only one of them! Just let us know what you need.

Can you add the chord fretboards and fingerings too?

Certainly! Get in touch with us to know more.

Do you work with Guitar Pro?

Yes, we do! We can transcribe your song and send it to you in Guitar Pro format. We can also transcribe it in Finale or Sibelius if you prefer. We will always include the pdf, midi, and xml files too.

What are the different ways of transcribing a song for guitar?

Guitar music can be transcribed in several ways:

  1. TAB only – Tablature notation indicates the instrument fingering only. It displays the different strings of the instrument and includes the fret number and rhythm of the notes rather than the actual musical pitches.
  2. Sheet music only – Sheet music notation includes the musical notes written on a musical staff. Sheet music will indicate the pitches and rhythms to be played.
  3. TAB and sheet music – We will combine both the tablature and the sheet music notation so that you can read both at the same time.
  4. Strumming patterns / rhythmic notation – In many pop songs the guitar is played in a strumming pattern. This means that the guitar player is strumming the chords and not actually playing any melody or phrase in particular. The most effective way to transcribe this is using rhythmic notation (to indicate the rhythm of the strumming) and chord symbols.
  5. Chord symbols – We can add the chord symbols for a small extra cost so you can have the harmonic information of the song. Some examples of chord symbols are: Em, Ab, G. These are written above the musical staff.
  6. Chord fretboards – These include the same information as the chord symbols with the exact position of the hand also indicated in a small diagram below. They are useful in combination with the strumming patterns.

 

You can see all these different formats in the samples above. Also, if you have any questions, please ask us and our customer service specialist will help you find the best format.

How much does a guitar transcription cost?

Our prices depend on the length and complexity of the music. When evaluating the price of a guitar transcription, we listen out for the speed, density of notes, rhythmic and harmonic complexity, and repeats. Send us a link or audio file of the solo you want us to transcribe and we’ll send you an accurate price quote.

You can find some more pricing information here.

If I prefer chord fretboards instead of chord symbols, is there a difference in price?

Yes, the chord fretboards are more elaborate than the chord symbols and require a bit more time to note down. Therefore, a slight price increment will be reflected in the quote.

I love this song but it is too difficult for me. What can we do?

Don’t worry, we can make an easier version exclusively for you! We can simplify the music for you and accommodate the transcription to your playing level.

I am in a band and I need the lead guitar and the rhythm guitar - can you do that?

Yes, we can!

The lead guitar usually takes the melody and can be written as tab and/or sheet music.

The rhythm guitar is usually best written in chords in slash notation. This changes from song to song so please feel free to reach out and ask for more information.

I am not a professional but I would like to sing and play a song on the guitar. What do you recommend?

In this case, we recommend a Vocal Lead Sheet, which includes the lead vocal line, lyrics, and chord symbols. This will allow you to see the voice and guitar chords at the same time, so you won’t get lost! We can also include the chord fretboards if you want some more information on how to play the guitar part.

Contact us and we’ll find the best option together 🙂

I want a guitar accompaniment to play and sing the song, with some melodies between the verses and add a short intro and coda at the end. Is that doable?

Yes, we offer 100% customized transcriptions and we’ll ensure that the professional guitar player working on your song includes all your preferences. Tell us what you want and we’ll make it happen 🙂

Can you transcribe a piano song for guitar?

Yes! If the song you want to play is not originally written for guitar, don’t worry! We’ll create custom guitar music for you. We can turn any instrument(s) into beautiful guitar music!

Can you include chord symbols?

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

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.

The song that I want has multiple guitars but there's only one guitar player in my band. Can you help?

Yes, of course! We will condense the main parts of all the guitars into one single guitar part for your guitar player.

There are many guitars in this song, but I want to play it alone at home. Can you create a single guitar tab for me?

Yes, of course! We will condense the main parts of all the guitars into one single guitar part for you to play alone.

Can you do a video tutorial for me so that I can learn how to play the piece?

Absolutely! We can create a Soundslice video tutorial for you.

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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 🙂