It's been a long time, but I haven't given up my Quest (so early!). For my second creation, I did a transcription of Ookami-san to Shichinin Nakamatachi's OP, Ready Go!. This is the TV-size version, not the full. Seeing as how it took me a couple hours to put this one together, the full song seemed a scary prospect, and it has a solo as well that I am not looking forward to transcribing. I have only transcribed a little before this, so this is the first whole transcription I have done (although it's still missing the chords...).
I transcribed this piece in two sittings, using blank sheet paper, later transferring it to Lilypond. Each time I did roughly 45 seconds of the roughly minute-and-a-half long piece. I initially had difficulty pinning down the key. I thought it was D Major and then A-flat Major before finally nailing it at D-flat. Bars 3-4 also gave me trouble. When I first listened to Ready Go!, I couldn't really tell what was going on with the last few notes, but once I got it, it seemed ridiculously obvious.
The second half of the transcription came much more easily, probably because of the experience I gained doing the first half, and even fixed a mistake in the first half: in bar 27, I initially had F B-flat D B-flat, which I am at a loss as to how I decided that sounded about right. Also, I caught the key change to E-flat pretty quickly.
Altogether, this took me a bit more than two hours to transcribe. I really enjoyed it and felt it was a valuable learning experience. My next creation will probably be a dish of some sort. Look forward to it!