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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.

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

Jazz Group

27 discussions • 496 scores • 598 members

This group is for Jazz players or composers.

MuseScore Help Group

205 discussions • 428 scores • 548 members

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

Jazz Genius

13 discussions • 49 scores • 543 members

The greatest Jazz group in musescore.

MuseScore Drumline

50 discussions • 247 scores • 404 members

MuseScore Drumline - tips, tricks, questions, support, ideas, and more.

Jazz Music

11 discussions • 404 scores • 362 members

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

MuseScore on iOS

168 discussions • 11 scores • 333 members

Play more sheet music with the MuseScore Songbook app on your iOS device.

The Jazz Group for Jazzy People who write Jazz music!

11 discussions • 336 scores • 233 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!

Guaranteed Comments

28 discussions • 70 scores • 60 members

Hey everyone! The title is pretty self explanatory. Any sheet music that you post IN this group, I will personally leave a comment on it. And if I miss any, you can let me know, so I can comment on it.
Feedback is very appreciated on this website, and this is the group to join for a 100% guarantee of comments on your scores. Hopefully other people will comment on your scores here, but you can definitely expect one from me. This is also a discussion group, so feel free to make some discussions about whatever. Just please obey the following rules.

1. No swearing
2. No inappropriate talk of any kind
3. No bullying
4. No discrimination
5. Don’t be mean
6. No spam
7. No trolling
8. Brush and floss daily
9. Wear your seatbelt
10. And HAVE SOME FUN!

Fail to keep these rules, and I may have to remove you. And I don’t wanna do that. :)

Let’s make this one of the best groups on Musescore!

I will see you in the discussions! :D

-Jay

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

2 discussions • 32 scores • 55 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)

Mastering MuseScore

34 discussions • 10 scores • 38 members

If you are looking for information on how to use MuseScore, this is the place for you!

Group admin Marc Sabatella is Director of Education for MuseScore, one of the developers of the software, and the author of the comprehensive guide Mastering MuseScore. Let Marc be your expert guide as you explore our companion website - the ultimate resource for learning the world's most popular music notation software!

https://masteringmusescore.com/

Meanwhile, feel free to take part in the discussions here on the official Mastering MuseScore group on musescore.com.

Sanctuary🌺

34 discussions • 53 scores • 33 members

Please enjoy what is here...and if you have requests...forward them to me or one of the other admins...
And the rules are simple:

1. don’t hurt people

2. be appropriate to those in this group

3. don’t annoy the admins...except CrazyClique

4. All drinks in here are free, unless otherwise said

5. Your homes on here are only limited to your imagination,and as people say “the sky is the limit” not really tho, because you can have a space house, so if were being realistic... you can build anything you wish.

Breaking these rules will get you kicked, for a limited time, then you are allowed to come back

But let me warn you, if you attack people or break a rule more than at least 3 times, you will be exiled until further notice.

MuseScore Mini Blog

1 discussion • 0 scores • 22 members

Welcome to the Miniblog of MuseScore team for MuseScore users.

P.S. All topics from non-team members will be removed.

P.P.S. But Feel free to comment !

OpenScore-Braille

5 discussions • 0 scores • 13 members

The purpose of this group is to discuss issues related to creating scores in MuseScore that can be easily converted to Braille.

You are welcomed to ask for public domain scores to be transcribed and added to the Openscore Braille account. Volunteers to transcribe these score are always appreciated. Please post requests for scores to be added here, so people can volunteer to transcribe them for you.

If you have a score you would like listed on the OpenScore-Braille account, please provide a link to it and ensure I have a way to contact you directly. You may also e-mail me directly at dmitri32065@gmail.com.

If you convert scores to braille and would like to have them included on the OpenScore Braille account, please post them here so others can see what is being worked on.

Christian Flute and Piano

3 discussions • 1 score • 10 members

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

Please don't use inappropriate language.
Please do not add scores that are not religious.
Please be kind and do not condemn people.
Comments containing anything against the rules will be deleted.
Thank you!

Mathematical Musicians

4 discussions • 4 scores • 9 members

I just thought it would be fun to have a group to talk about math, and help other people with their math problems. :P Feel free to join even if you don't like math and would just like some help! :D

The group is moderated, but I'll let pretty much anybody in.