Printed Parts and Lead Sheets

Our most requested service is creating printed parts and lead sheets for use in live performance.  Yes, we do that!

All of our arrangers are expert in state-of-the-art music engraving software, are performing musicians themselves, and have experience in formatting musical parts for maximum clarity, simplicity, and legibility.

Formatting correct music notation is an art, learned by many of our staff in pen and ink early in their careers. There are conventions in musical notation governing the layout of parts, font sizes, chord symbol conventions, and formatting for page turns that are often overlooked by the inexperienced arranger or composer. Our staff knows these things and all have reputations for clean parts and excellent results, leading to cost savings in rehearsal time and maximum possible performance quality.

The creation of lead sheets often involves transcription of recorded material, or taking dictation from a live rehearsal. Our arrangers all are expert transcribers, fast and accurate, taking only the essential information needed to get to the next step. Your three minute song can become a transcribed lead sheet within an hour or two in most cases.

Use our basic music arrangement cost calculator to estimate the bill for your lead sheet or small arrangement.

About Jon Burr

Staff Arranger Jon Burr is also the site administrator for arrangerforhire.com.

Active as a bassist, composer, and arranger since the beginning of his career, Jon's work has appeared on recordings by Chet Baker, Sir Roland Hanna, Mark O'Connor, Barry Miles, Arlyn Valencia, and many others. As a bassist he's performed or recorded with Tony Bennett, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Stephane Grappelli, Mark O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Barbara Cook, Eartha Kitt, and many others.

Jon writes in a variety of styles, ensembles large and small, with experience in many instrumental configurations. You can hear his work on his websites jonburr.com and Jon Burr Quintet, and is receiving rave reviews from Arranger for Hire customers. His arranging reel is available on request (email us on using the site form). He also writes about cooking at The Improvising Chef.