Transcribing music ensures that it can be replicated again and again by different musicians while still maintaining its melody, rhythm, and dynamics. It’s a beautiful thing, and picking up the skill of transcribing can do wonders for your musicianship! Here, we discuss how to tailor your transcription style to your instrument and your goals, and share some hidden benefits of learning to put music to paper!

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Taking music you hear and putting it onto paper doesn't need to involve complicated notation or a perfect re-creation. Learn about the art of transcription!



So to sum up: Transcription does not mean writing down every aspect of complex music in traditional score notation. It is a totally versatile activity, both in terms of what you’re trying to write down and how you choose to notate it.

Transcription can be a valuable part of your musicality training at any time and provides a wonderful vehicle for developing your understanding of written notation as well as your ear skills, both of which then benefit you in myriad ways throughout your musical life.

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