Rick's Music Service

Where your music gets the attention it deserves


RMS offers quality, affordable music transcriptions in PDF or Finale format.

Transcription categories include:

  • Full Score - All parts correctly notated with articulations, dynamics and expression markings.
  • Solo (any instrument) - Precise and easy to read, with articulations and expression markings.
  • Lead Sheet - Melody (lyrics), chord symbols, important rhythmic fills and performance info.
  • Sheet Music - Convert your handwritten charts of original songs to PDF for printing.

Click on Examples:

 Full Score Lead Sheet ~ Solo Example 1~ Solo Example 2 ~ Vocal Lead Sheet 


Estimates are completely free. E-mail a sound file (mp3) of the music you want transcribed and specify the type transcription you need. Discounts may apply for volume and repeat orders.

Transcription costs are estimated at $35/hr. Estimates are based on the amount of time it would take to finish and perfect the proposed projects (excluding requests for any additional services). 

Finished products will be e-mailed as PDF or Finale format. You'll need to download the following to view and print your scores:

Finale Notepad (for .mus files)

Adobe Reader (for .pdf files)
(Most PCs already have a version of Adobe Reader installed)


  • Pay with your credit card via paypal.
  • E-Checks take up to 2 weeks and must be cleared first.
  • Send your paypal payment to rickhefner@gmail.com ("recipient address").

Legal Disclaimer:

Complete transcriptions of copyrighted material (if the copyright isn't yours) is illegal. RMS can, however, transcribe parts (solos, chord progressions, bass lines, etc.) for your personal use or study.

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