I’ve been obsessed over Project Sekai in the last few months. ID Smile is a song that was recently added to the game, and it’s my favorite song in the last month.
I wanted to try to play it when practicing the trumpet, so I tried making a sheet for it. When I started a few hours before writing this post the full version wasn’t uploaded yet, so I focused on transcribing the short version onto the sheet.
The finished PDF file is here. (It’s only 70 kilobytes, barely bigger than the favicon of this site.)
I first wrote the notes in LMMS, then exported that to midi.
Then I downloaded MuseScore and started trying to turn it into a semi-decent looking sheet.
First I had to open the midi file, then copy the notes to a score created with MuseScore’s file creation widget. After that it’s a matter of figuring out how to place down notes, figuring out the key, and establishing some consistency in the notation.
Then I can just export it to PDF.
This whole process took a few hours. Having watched Tantacrul’s MuseScore video several times certainly helped.
Some notes on the transcription
The main rhythm in the second half of Bridge is a bit too repetitive and too fast. I’m not good enough at the trumpet to be able to play the original, so I just… picked an easier rhythm. I can’t leave it empty either, as it goes on for 8 bars.
Not only is the version I transcribed the short version, it’s also the vocal version seen in the game (and the short version link), which is on a different key from the VOCALOID version. The latter is a few semitones higher, and thus outside of my current range.