Ben is a professional composer and arranger with expertise in creating clean, beautiful sheet music. For more information about his services, please see the following descriptions.
To transcribe a music recording means to represent the audio as faithfully as possible in the form of a musical score. Music transcription involves a high amount of analysis and requires ear training, patience, and attention to detail. Once a piece of music has been accurately transcribed, other people can play it.
Ben offers music transcription services for all instruments and voice types. Here is a sample:
|“Take Five” by Dave Brubeck as performed by Terrence Shider||watch the video: mp4, YouTube||download the transcription|
Music Arrangement and Composition
Arranging music means changing or adapting pre-existing music for a different instrument, ensemble, or genre. For example, though Beethoven’s fifth symphony is originally composed for an orchestra it can be recognizably arranged for a solo pianist. Although arrangement is generally different from composing, or creating new music, it still requires creativity and a deep understanding of the instrument(s) involved, and highly innovative or idiosyncratic arrangements can be indistinguishable from compositions.
Ben can be commissioned to create a custom arrangement or composition for any ensemble. Here are some sample compositions:
|Seikilos Variations*||Tuba quartet (2 euphoniums and 2 tubas)||$40||
|Three Dances for snare drum and piano*||Beginner snare drum and piano accompaniment||$10||
|Tuba Sonata||Tuba and piano||$20||listen on Brass Music Online||view sample pages/purchase on Brass Music Online|
*To purchase scores of these pieces, reach out to Ben via cell or email.