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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
Jazz Lead Sheets (Originals) - Lead sheets for your original jazz compositions.
Leadsheets - Leadsheets of all musical genres.
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.
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.
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:
About heart issues and trumpet embouchure.
This group is pretty much what the title says. Feel free to talk about whatever you want. After all, since we're all members in the musescore community, we should get to know each other better :D
And don't forget to add your scores in!!!
It's strongly recommended that you read the entire group description and its links upon joining. This is a very tight-knit, fast paced, and INSANELY active community. It is one of, if not THE most active group on the entire site (discussions that get over 100 comments in 1-2 hours is not surprising, especially during summer and winter/spring holidays). Not to mention that this is the group with the most discussions on the entire site. So it's probably best if you knew some background info about this group :P
Here's the history of this group if you need to get caught up...it's pretty interesting lol. It gets updated every time something "important" happens in here, I guess :P https://musescore.com/groups/randomlyscrewingaround/discuss/5016307 (last updated January 26, 2019)
Anyway, here are some basic guidelines for this group.
1. Just be nice in general, I guess. Respect other users, and keep discussions appropriate :P
2. Discussions in this group should be of quality and spark conversation. See here for additional info: https://musescore.com/groups/randomlyscrewingaround/discuss/5025451
Any discussions that do not follow this will be deleted without warning.
3. Worship Rebecca Y
4. An occasional discussion asking for people to check out a score is okay...just don't do it for every single piece you write. And if several people have already posted discussions to check out pieces, please wait a while before you ask for people to check out your stuff.
5. Please don't add all your scores to the group at once.
6. Don't actually follow #3... unless you really want to. I'm fine with that :P
Check out this group's theme song: https://musescore.com/rebecca_yang/randomlyscrewingaround-themesong :P
Sub-groups of RSA
- Randomly Screwing Around 2 (moderated group) - linked below next to "website"
- RSA arrangement project (moderated group): https://musescore.com/groups/rsa-arrangement-project
- RSA Meme Team: https://musescore.com/groups/rsa-meme-team
- RSA Cuisine Club (moderated group): https://musescore.com/groups/rsa-cuisine-club-luka-alli-smith-is-totally-awesome
- RSA Arcade: https://musescore.com/groups/the-rsa-arcade
Anyway I hope you have fun here :D
Another note (and sorry about this): This group, as of now, is INVITE ONLY to prevent trolls/spammers from joining. RSA has in fact been the target of multiple trolls in the past, and I am not willing to wait for this group to blow up before doing something about the current situation.
This group is for Jazz players or composers.
In a Sentence:
The "Let's Reach 2,000 Members!!" group goal is to represent the entire community of Musescore in one big group so you can keep up with the latest works of anyone on Musescore.
(Reasons to Join:)
>This group will help you if you struggling to get followers or likes on your music.
>It will also help you stay active in the Musescore community
>You can share any music that is original, transcribed, and arranged. (Make sure your music has appropriate titles and lyrics - If there are either)
> This is a group for the entire community to share and be awesome in
> I will eventually get a contest up and running
> Many fantastic composers have already joined this group
~That Saxophone Guy
The greatest Jazz group in musescore.
What is needed here is in the description. I only ask that you only post pieces made from help you recieved here. Thanks!
This group is for anyone who wants a place to share their music and get feedback. All types of music are welcome. This isn't a very formal group, so there aren't really any rules other than what you would expect (common sense is appreciated as well) Also, I would like to get as many members as possible, like, more than 600, which will probably never happen, but it's worth a try! Other than that, just have fun and invite your friends!
MuseScore Drumline - tips, tricks, questions, support, ideas, and more.
We want as many jazz composers as posible to help others improve their jazz skills.
This group is aimed at members that write lyrics, would like to write lyrics, or would like to have lyrics put to their songs.
IMPORTANT: Only original, finished songs with lyrics may be posted to this page!
To get help, advice, about your song, request lyrics for your tune, or offer lyrics for someone to write a tune about just start a discussion, post a link or put your lyrics into a comment. To help out, open the discussions and check them out... you'll figure it out :)
Play more sheet music with the MuseScore Songbook app on your iOS device.
Marching Percussion & Drumline Group
Listen to some of the songs people have composed and add the best one you have done.
If you have a song you'd like to advertise or you are after someone to collab with, start a discussion and post whatever you need to post!
Greetings! This group is here to feature the saxophone. It doesn't matter what kind you play (soprano, alto, tenor, bari, bass, even sopranissimo and subcontrabass). Feel free to post your music here, though it must have saxophones in it! After all, what ensemble would be complete without one? ^_^
This group will have contests fairly often (we'll try to do one every month). We will take a vote to see which score everyone likes the best. Possibly, the winner of each contest will go on to the next level, competing in The Master Composers group against the other instrument groups. However, this does not mean you must enter a contest to post a score. You may post scores to this group whenever you wish, so long as it features a type of saxophone.
We do, of course, have rules:
1.) No swearing, name calling, bickering, etc.
2.) No insulting people's scores. Please comment on people's scores, but don't criticize harshly. Constructive criticism only.
3.) Please show respect to everyone.
4.) If you break a rule excessively (I will be the judge of that, though I will be fair), you will be expelled from the group.
5.) Have fun! This group is here solely for your benefit. We aim to help each other become better composers.