Whenever she's hired to perform for a project, Diane transcribes every note by ear, from start to finish, creating highly detailed chart to follow for every track.
With hundreds of pages of practice, She is confidently able to create clear and accurate sheet music for both published distribution, and for personal use.
Transcriptions typically start at around £10/minute of music, but this price varies depending on instrumentation, source material, and, if necessary, quick turnarounds.
In addition to note-perfect transcriptions, Diane is able to rearrange music for performance - including editing layouts for convenient page-turns, rearranging for different instruments and ensembles, and discretely simplifying tricky passages for ease of performance. This may be useful for bands who aren't sure how to perform their favourite songs without the exact same musicians, hobbyist players who can't find a simple, effective version of their favourite music to play along to, and performers who need help juggling crazy page turns during impossible material without letting the show stop for a second. Click on the example images for the full PDF document. More examples coming as the site is updated!
Opeth typically write long, complicated progressive metal tracks, but with a strange touch of medieval minstrel music. There are lots of horrible, syncopated grooves in this drum transcription, including an unbelievably cool breakdown ending. This was made on short notice for a performance, so some fine details are missing, but everything is in place, for an accurate reproduction of the full 10 minute track!Opeth YouTube
Royal Blood are a two-piece rock band which a flair for interesting rhythm, as displayed here. Catching all the nuances for accuracy is tricky! Royal Blood Youtube
This is an example of a rock band sheet, featuring lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. The structure changes quickly, and there are several intricate drum fills and lead guitar lines, which lead up to a frenetic guitar solo, on top of multiple vocal melody lines at once. Moses Youtube Moses Facebook Page
This classical example features a full orchestra of brass, wind and string instruments, including transposing instruments. Diane is able to arrange full scores, as well as instrument-specific scores with easy readability in mind. In addition to this, she can am also able to re-arrange for different sets - for example, arranging band themes for orchestra, or creating piano reductions of larger orchestral works. Piano reduction example
This is a drum sheet for an incredibly intense, constantly eclectic modern metal track. The section from the beginning to 2:15 is intensely polyrhythmic and very difficult to keep up with! This is an example of more complex rhythmic music Diane is am able to transcribe. Youtube