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The Whovians

79 discussions • 154 scores • 1.2K members

This group's purpose is to honor Ron Grainer and Murray Gold's music from the BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who by posting arrangements or transcriptions of their music and to discuss the show in general. Any fan of the show is welcome.

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.

Orchestral Group

94 discussions • 3.2K scores • 942 members

Group for uploading orchestral pieces, original pieces or inputted scores. Be nice and have fun.

Note: Arrangements of orchestral pieces, even if for solo instrument, are allowed.

A cappella

29 discussions • 355 scores • 876 members

Discussion and sharing of original and/or adapted a cappella arrangements.

Saxophone Ensembles

13 discussions • 253 scores • 852 members

The group is for sax ensemble sheet music, though your score can contain other instruments as well (not only saxes), but only if these instruments are just complementary, i.e. the arrangement could be played without those instruments.

Percussion Ensemble

68 discussions • 547 scores • 836 members

To bring awareness that percussion strait up rocks everything.

Guitar Group

20 discussions • 820 scores • 835 members

Cellos United

16 discussions • 466 scores • 791 members

We are a group for cellists that like to share their music and discuss playing techniques and cello music. All cellists are welcome, and any music featuring one or more cellos is accepted.

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

Concert Band

57 discussions • 797 scores • 775 members

Everything related to Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, and more.

Choir Music

23 discussions • 914 scores • 768 members

A place to test your selfwritten songs for choirs. There is a CPDL.org for known pieces. This can be your starting point!

Randomly Screwing Around

3.7K discussions • 2.6K scores • 740 members

Congrats to mnmwert for winning the latest RSA contest! You can check out his winning submissions here:
https://soundcloud.com/micah-miller-628046688/the-clock-4-note-60-minute-challenge (initial round)
https://soundcloud.com/micah-miller-628046688/invasion-15-minutes-no-same-interval-challenge (final round)
Link to his profile: https://musescore.com/mnmwert
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Hey guys!
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 May 5, 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

Trumpet

6 discussions • 26 scores • 729 members

About heart issues and trumpet embouchure.

Clarinets Rule!

32 discussions • 290 scores • 711 members

Don't post pieces if the woodwind lines aren't amazing (or if there aren't any). I'm (obviously) a clarinet player, and I wish to make it known that clarinets are amazing.

Viola Players

35 discussions • 2.1K scores • 692 members

We are dedicated to bringing together viola playing composers and discussing our works!

Jazz Group

41 discussions • 584 scores • 680 members

This group is for Jazz players or composers.