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Young Composers Group

972 discussions • 8.3K scores • 3.6K members

We can learn from parents, teachers, and other adults, but we can also learn from our peers! Please post your music and help other group members make their music better.

Saxophone

98 discussions • 287 scores • 2.5K members

This group is about everything related to saxophone. Share scores (of course with sax as leading instrument) and discuss saxophone playing- and composing- related topics. Some general discussions about sax, sax music, sax players are welcome as well.

Here is the list of saxophone groups containing sets of scores as well, so check them out:

1) Saxophone ensembles group (quartets,quintets,etc.)
https://musescore.com/groups/saxophone-ensembles

2) Jazz Standards Lead Sheets
https://musescore.com/groups/jazz-standards-leadsheets

3) Sax arrangements group
- saxophone arrangements of rock/pop music or movies’/games’ soundtracks:
https://musescore.com/groups/sax-arrangements

4) Sax solo transcriptions
https://musescore.com/groups/sax-solo-transcriptions

High School Composers

424 discussions • 5.8K scores • 2K members

Our mission is to show that there can be great composers even though we are still in high school. We are just that awesome.

Beginners'Music

75 discussions • 3.3K scores • 1.4K members

If you are a beginner do not hesitate and join us, share your scores with us and give us your opinion on ours.
Si vous êtes un débutant n'hésitez pas à nous rejoindre, partager vos scores avec nous et nous donner votre avis sur les nôtres.

Critique and Reviews.

275 discussions • 6.3K scores • 1.1K members

This group is for all people, who want to know what others think about theire pieces.

Jazz Standards Lead Sheets

6 discussions • 171 scores • 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

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.

Always Learning

140 discussions • 6.4K scores • 1K members

As musicians we can always be learning and getting better. Here we can support each other. I only want postive people here please!

Amateur Composers

99 discussions • 5K scores • 906 members

This group is for amateur composers who are looking for support, critics, and advice on their music. While supportive criticism is welcome, be considerate of others and their work.

Sax solo transcriptions

6 discussions • 22 scores • 773 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

Critique, Advice, and Opinion

97 discussions • 3.6K scores • 733 members

Here are the directions:

1. Join the group.
2. Create some music.
3. Put your music on Musescore.
4. Post the link to your song here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Op70JOp95hFVRLi1iozBx3txD7ysDE68nSxvu6IW4C8/viewform

5. Wait for the staff to comment. (It shouldn't be more than a few days)


Here are the rules:

1. NO MAKING DISCUSSIONS!! We just don't want clutter. If you need to make a discussion,
make a request by sending one of the admins a message. If we approve it, we'll make
the discussion for you. Just tell us what you want it to say.
2. ONLY POST LINKS IN THE FORM!!!!

(If the rules are broken, you might lose your membership. Sorry :P)

Trumpet

5 discussions • 24 scores • 710 members

About heart issues and trumpet embouchure.

need critique or advice?

173 discussions • 3.2K scores • 673 members

Mission:To get as close to perfection as possible!
Please leave your concerns or editorial needs in the discussion board.

Randomly Screwing Around

2.6K discussions • 1.9K scores • 631 members

NOTE: In order to keep out trolls (specifically the spammers/trolls running rampant on the site as of now), for the next short while I will be VERY strict on moderation. Please don't take offense if your membership request is denied. I don't wanna make this super long by writing out EXACTLY what I'm looking for (but it's on the lines of having a fairly established account - you don't have to have a lot of followers - just established, and/or having been on the site for at least a month).
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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 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

Let's Reach 2,000+ Members!!

95 discussions • 3.8K scores • 575 members

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

MuseScore Help Group

207 discussions • 427 scores • 551 members

What is needed here is in the description. I only ask that you only post pieces made from help you recieved here. Thanks!