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Jazz Standards Lead Sheets

8 discussions • 171 scores • 1.2K 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

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.

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

7 discussions • 44 scores • 777 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

Original Music of any Kind

88 discussions • 2.1K scores • 317 members

Title says it all :D
GO ORIGINAL MUSIC!!!!! ;P
Feel Free to add a discussion! just keep it clean ;)

*AND CHECK THE WEBSITE AREA for FREE custom made soundfonts!*

What should I name this group...

38 discussions • 44 scores • 140 members

RULES:

1: Worship Me*
2: Post a couple times a week**
3: Brush your teeth twice a day
4: Wear your seatbelt
5: Don't swear to much (if you feel the need to swear)
6: No insulting people
7: 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 5 and 6, I will consider kicking you, or banning you. And I don't wanna do that

And, feel free to spam

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

Simply Piano

2 discussions • 35 scores • 37 members

This group is for Piano. Simple, 1 (maybe 2) part piano. None of that crazy "23 part orchestra", or "8 part everything". Just Piano, Just a few parts, Just because Piano is awesome.

Musescore Competition group

6 discussions • 2 scores • 37 members

Every month (or other time period I choose) I will give the group a challenge and a due date for when it has to be finished. You can post your song for the challenge at any time as long as it follows the challenges I give you. You can post as many songs as you want. If it doesn't follow the challenges, I will delete it. How we determine the winner is this: Under a discussion called Votes that I will make, you can post which song you like best so far. You can only give 1 vote and It can't be your song (If you have one for the challenge). On the Due Date, I will see who has the most votes (there can be a tie) and they will win! If there are no votes the competition will be extended longer. If you win your username, the song you won with, and a comment from me will be displayed in a discussion called Hall of Fame! If I win, I will only say that I won and what song I won with in discussion called Hall Of Fame. Feel free to make any discussion, invite friends, or anything else as long as it follows the rules listed below. Rules: Before you join you have to promise: 1. No bad or offensive chat. 2. No advertising. (If you advertise twice (After I've told you not to advertise) I will kick you out of this group) 3. Love music 4. Have FUN! If you don't follow rule number 1 in some way you will be kicked out (but you can rejoin if I allow it). This group is Moderated (membership requests must be approved). If you have any Questions private email me or ask me them in the Discussion called Questions. I hope you have fun and maybe win!

Christian Flute and Piano

5 discussions • 6 scores • 33 members

Anything, that is Christian, associated with the Flute and/or Piano.

Please do not use inappropriate language.
Please do not add scores that are not religious. (If you don't know if it would be considered religious, than please contact the owner.)
Please be kind and do not condemn people.
No spamming.
Comments, and scores containing anything against the rules will be deleted.
Thank you!

Saxophones Are The Best!

6 discussions • 0 scores • 32 members

Anyone who plays or loves the Saxophone is welcome!
Please, no bad language, inappropriate things, or swearing. Thanks! :)

Piano Music for Everyone

10 discussions • 51 scores • 20 members

Let's all find some good piano music. And let's share everything. Rules:
1. No swearing
2. No rude remarks
3. Help others & this group
4. Have fun & enjoy being with us!!!!

Vocal Music

2 discussions • 9 scores • 12 members

A place for everyone to add and discuss their vocal compositions, original or arrangements.

LINGSTINGERS

5 discussions • 5 scores • 12 members

we will join forces comrades and we will destroy these stupid linglings with their measly 40 hours. we will practice 73 hours

BSA

3 discussions • 1 score • 8 members

Welcome to the Boy Scouts of America group! This is where scouts in MuseScore can come together to hang out! When requesting to join, please put in your request, what rank you are in scouting.

NO: cussing of any kind, inappropriate/rude language.

Try to keep the scout Oath and Law in mind while in this group. Be nice, or you'll be kicked out.

Have a good time! And for those who have earned their Eagle Scout, there is a special group waiting for you (visit the link below).

Marvel Studios Hub

3 discussions • 1 score • 8 members

I always loved Marvel themes and making them in my own instrument - a piano/keyboard. If you are interested, please join!

Eagle Scouts of America

1 discussion • 0 scores • 7 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

Virtuosic Pieces

1 discussion • 2 scores • 6 members

Put all your virtuosic pieces here
All instruments accepted

SEGA and Vocaloid

0 discussions • 5 scores • 3 members

Compose and share sheet music for SEGA and/or Vocaloid tracks (SEGA has partnership with Crypton Future Media, thus having ownership of Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Len, Kagamine Rin, Megurine Luka, KAITO, MEIKO, and ever since Project Mirai Megpoid GUMI)

Discussions should relate to the main topics, and please no cursing or sexual content.

Requesting is allowed.