Errors in the transcribed sheet music: what to do?

You have errors on the sheet music you transcribed? Discover our solutions to remedy them.
Written by Dimitri
Updated 11 months ago

You have applied all our best practices to improve the quality of the transcription and errors persist on your sheet music? This can indeed happen from time to time. Although PianoConvert is one of the most efficient tools for transcribing piano audio into sheet music, it can make transcription errors (incorrect notes, notes in the wrong key, etc.). As piano audio transcription is still a science in the process of experimentation, the results obtained are continuously improving but remain imperfect. To overcome these transcription errors, two possibilities are available to you:

1) Choose another version of the song: If you are not particularly attached to a unique arrangement of the song you want to transcribe, the best option is to choose another version of the song. For example, if you chose to convert a YouTube video of a cover of the song played on the piano, you can choose another cover or a Synthesia tutorial. In this case, choose slightly easier arrangements of the song to improve the transcription result.

Example: you get transcription errors on this song:

You must then either choose another cover of Für Elise, or a Synthesia tutorial video, preferably in an easier version, like this one: 

This will increase your chances of getting better results on your song transcription.

We advise you to always go through the 30-second free trial before converting an entire song. This will allow you to see the quality of the transcription on the given song.

2) Manually correct the remaining errors: if you are attached to a particular arrangement of the song, the best thing to do is to import your score in MIDI format into a MIDI editing software and then manually correct the errors still present in the transcribed file. Depending on the complexity of the transcribed song, this task may take you only a few minutes or several hours. 

To help you edit your transcribed MIDI files, here are some very easy to use and free software that we have selected for you:

- Aria Maestosa

- Signal

- Amped Studio

- Soundation

- Online Sequencer

Once your MIDI file has been corrected, all you have to do is convert it to PDF and XML formats. To do this, you can use software like Musescore or Flat.io. On these two tools, you just have to import your MIDI file and then export it to PDF and XML formats.

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