Hey all. I was approached by a colleague who has a song he played to an mp3. He wants me to write it out for him in Finale. It's actually quite a mature piece - when I say he "played it to an mp3", he is a good studio musician who laid down a bunch of tracks and provided me with the mixdown, so we're talking guitar, piano, synth, drums, vocals, etc... Point being, this isn't just an off-the-cuff request to jot down a simple tune, this would definitely involve a reasonable amount of effort on my part to listen to the song and write out the parts.
What I'm wondering is, what is a reasonable amount to charge for something like this? The song is probably about 5 minutes long, in a rock genre. It's not harmonically complicated, I'll be able to pick out the tune and chords pretty easily, but it definitely has some interesting rhythmic stuff going on.
I welcome any opinions or feedback...
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