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Jazz Standards Lead Sheets

6 discussions • 171 scores • 1.1K members

This is a group for creating MuseScore lead sheets of jazz standards. If you have created a lead sheet of a jazz standard, leave a comment with a link to your score in the List of available jazz standards discussion thread to you have your score included in the collection.

If you don't know what a lead sheet is, see the definition below under "What is a Lead Sheet?". Likewise, if you don't know what a jazz standard is, see the definition below under "What Is a Jazz Standard?".

Feel free to report mistakes in any of the scores featured in this group.

What is NOT Included in This Group's Collection

For scores that are not lead sheets of jazz standards (e.g., solo guitar arrangements, transcribed instrumental solos, original jazz compositions, educational or music theory scores, etc.), see below for recommended MuseScore groups that might be the right place for your score. If you don't find a group that matches your score, you can create a group yourself.

Other Jazz-related MuseScore.com Groups

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Jazz Group - A group for jazz composers and/or arrangers who want to share original compositions and arrangements.

The Jazz Group for Jazzy People who write Jazz music! - Similar to the preceding, this is a group for jazz composers and/or arrangers who want to share original compositions and arrangements.

Jazz Solo Transcriptions - A project for documenting jazz solos via transcription.

What Is a Lead Sheet?

Most musicians would define a lead sheet as follows: a simple music score showing only the originally composed melody line of a song / composition, and chord symbols representing the chord changes of a song / composition. In the case of popular songs played in the jazz community, a lead sheet often includes the words to the song. If you've ever used a fakebook like 'The Real Book' or 'The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book', you've seen a lead sheet.

Some lead sheets may include introductory instrumental sections. For popular songs, introductory verses are sometimes included. Occasionally, a lead sheet includes a suggested bass line or a suggested chord voicing, when they are an integral part of the song or composition. For example, the lead sheets for Miles Davis' "All Blues" and "So What" in the Real Book vol. 1 feature bass lines and/or piano chord voicings considered essential to playing the composed sections of those tunes (assuming that you want to reproduce the general arrangement and feel of the original recording).

Lead sheets are primarily intended to help musicians play a song in live performance, or to learn the melody and chords of a song during a practice section.

The following are usually NOT considered lead sheets:
* A full arrangement with multiple instrumental parts
* A piano (or guitar, etc.) score with chord voicings throughout the score
* A transcription of a recorded performance including instrumental solos

What Is a Jazz Standard?

Generally speaking, jazz standards are either popular songs written between about 1910 and 1960 that have been performed by jazz musicians and singers over many years, OR instrumental tunes by jazz composers like Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Wayne Shorter that have been widely performed and recorded by jazz musicians and singers of mid-20th century popular music.

As with any artistic category, sometimes the boundary lines are a little hard to draw. For example, certain 19th-century ragtime pieces, Brazilian bossa novas, folks songs, and even adaptations of classical music have become jazz standards. The important distinguishing factor for a jazz standard is that it is a piece of music that many professional and amateur jazz musicians have recorded and played live as jazz music.

Newer Compositions

If you have a particular interest in "newer" jazz compositions (those from about 1970 to the present), or pop music from the rock / R&B + soul / hip-hop eras arranged for jazz performance, please let us know, and then make some lead sheets. We'll try to find a good home for your work on MuseScore.com.

Sax solo transcriptions

6 discussions • 39 scores • 772 members

For transcribed saxophone solos synchronized with youtube video/audio. So, you can see what is played and hear how it is played, and even slow down the playback speed to learn to play it!

Post your transcriptions and use the ones that are already done.

See the top post in "discussions" section of the group for more information.

By the way, the main "Saxophone" group is here, check it out as well:
https://musescore.com/groups/saxophone

Jazz Group

34 discussions • 544 scores • 643 members

This group is for Jazz players or composers.

Jazz Genius

25 discussions • 96 scores • 605 members

The greatest Jazz group in musescore.

Jazz Music

19 discussions • 443 scores • 381 members

We want as many jazz composers as posible to help others improve their jazz skills.

The Jazz Group for Jazzy People who write Jazz music!

15 discussions • 406 scores • 238 members

The title says it all! This group is for people who compose/arrange jazz music, or just simply enjoy it! Please post all your jazz music here and don't be afraid to express your love for jazz here! We all love Jazz!

1930's/1940's Swing Era Jazz Big Band

2 discussions • 32 scores • 61 members

Here's the place for any big band music from the 1930's/1940's era, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, etc..
(PLEASE READ: This is not a group for sharing your works or arrangements, this group is intended to be used as a personal database, any unauthorized works shared on this group will be removed)

What should I name this group...

8 discussions • 11 scores • 56 members

RULES:

1: Worship Me*
2: Minimal Spamming
3: Post a couple times a week**
4: Brush your teeth twice a day
5: Wear your seatbelt
6: Don't swear to much (if you feel the need to swear)
7: No insulting people
8: Have fun

*Okay you don't have to do that...yet
**I'm saying this so that we can keep this group active

If you don't follow these rules, especially 6 and 7, I will consider kicking you, or banning you. And I don't wanna do that

GROUP HISTORY (UPDATED EVERY WEEK):
https://musescore.com/groups/4980408/discuss/5037528

Community-Based Composition Competition

1 discussion • 0 scores • 5 members

Welcome to Community-Based Composition Competition, where each month, a simple theme or other composing limitation is given, and everyone is invited to write/arrange a piece according to the month’s theme/limitation.

General Rules:
- Do not spam discussions, comments, or scores. (See below for adding scores to the group)
- Keep at least some discussions and comments on topic. (Keep all scores related to the competition)
- Be respectful of everyone. (This includes using kid-friendly language)

How the Competition Works:
- At the beginning of each month, the winner of the last month’s competition (if any) will decide on a theme/limitation and share it with an admin. The admin will then post it as the official theme/limitation for the month.
- Then, until voting begins in approximately the last seven days of the month, anyone can add their scores for the month. One score is recommended per month, but you can add more. To add a score, please put a note in the title of the upload saying that it’s for the competition. If you don’t, it will likely be deleted.
- For approximately the last seven days of the month, an admin will post a form for voting. Feel free to vote, even if you did not upload a score for the month. Once the next month starts, an admin will announce the winner. Voting may be delayed if there are not enough participants.

Eagle Scouts of America

1 discussion • 0 scores • 5 members

The one and only Eagle Scout group on MuseScore! Welcome to Eagle Scouts of America! This is where Eagle Scouts can come together to share music, talk, or share ideas. This group will generally be referred to as 'ESA'.

IN ORDER TO JOIN YOU MUST HAVE EARNED THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT.

Rules: Just follow the Scout Oath and Law. NO cussing of any kind, innapropriate or offensive language, or spamming alowed. This is an official group. If you're accepted then congradulations on earning your Eagle! Not too many have achieve such a rank in scouting! Most importantly have fun, and know we'll all have your back as a brotherhood. Thanks!

Yours in Scouting,
-Ian

For Jazzy Bois

3 discussions • 5 scores • 4 members

If you are into jazz, then you are welcome here. Please use your common sense when making posts. Other than that, there is only one rule: LICK JOKES ARE MANDATORY. You can use this group to post jazz that you have composed/arranged, ask questions about jazz, or ask for people's advice about technique, writing ideas, etc.

The Second Renassiance

1 discussion • 1 score • 3 members

Hello! Welcome to the Second Renaissance. We are here to provide help on writing music, learning how to play music, and bringing back the true meaning to music. Join us if you wish to see all "old" music to make a come back, and to be appreciated again.

Banjo

1 discussion • 10 scores • 3 members

This group is meant for people interested in the banjo (5-strings, 4-strings, 6-strings, etc.). Please post scores that are either solo banjo pieces or have banjo specific parts.

All types of music genres are welcome!

Jazz Flutists Annonymous

0 discussions • 0 scores • 1 member

Honestly fuck the Anchorman. It turned us into a joke and I hate the writers for it. Every time I say I play the flute for jazz music they immediately bring up the Anchorman. Also, this can be a place of peace to those who are simply searching for jazz flute pieces and the like.

UFC 237 Live Stream

1 discussion • 0 scores • 1 member

Watch UFC 237 Live Stream Online Free Full Fight now.

NoN Jazz Combo

0 discussions • 0 scores • 1 member

Voice, piano, bass and drums smooth jazz combo questing for sheet music to use at performances. The musicians are member of the Nobles of Note. The NoN are a big band composed of Shriners and volunteers who perform to raise donations for Shriners Hospital for Children.

Grammy Awards Live Stream

15 discussions • 0 scores • 1 member

Watch Grammy Awards 2019 Live Stream Online. We celebrate the winners and amazing songs of the Grammy Awards. This is all about the Grammy Awards 2019 Live Stream.

Analysis

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Please post scores with an analysis.