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Saxophone

98 discussions • 286 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

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.

Saxophone Ensembles

11 discussions • 194 scores • 816 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

50 discussions • 513 scores • 797 members

To bring awareness that percussion strait up rocks everything.

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

Cellos United

23 discussions • 414 scores • 716 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 arrangements

4 discussions • 92 scores • 536 members

You can post here arrangements or your own compositions of rock/pop/any other style or movies/games themes for any ensemble
which includes saxophone(s) as lead instrument .

This is the one and only criterion for scores of the group.

Enjoy posting, commenting and playing it!

THE CELLO GROUP

23 discussions • 374 scores • 503 members

Cellos sould not be in the back grownd

Pep Band

16 discussions • 224 scores • 418 members

Everything related to Pep Band, Basketball Band, Stand Tunes and more.

OVNI Orquestra de Violoncelos Noturnos Interplanetários - Brasilia Cello Ensemble

2 discussions • 232 scores • 407 members

OVNI is a Brazilian Cello Orchestra established in 2015, which its first performance was at the Brasilia Planetarium, in October 1st 2015.
"OVNI" means UFO in Portuguese. A nice play of words to show the jolly spirit of the group.
Since then, students are improving the repertoire of cello ensemble for beginners, and playing music while the public can listen and see at the same time stars, planets, galaxies, the cosmos and all the wonders planetariums can provide.
The orchestra does its rehearsals at the Escola de Música de Brasilia (the capital of Brazil, just a few yards of the National Congress) under the supervision of cello teacher Danilo Chaib.
In 2017 the group changed the initial I which originally was meant for "Iniciantes" (Beginners) to "Interplanetários" (Interplanetary) which at this point makes more sense :)

MuseScore Drumline

50 discussions • 247 scores • 404 members

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

Mallet Percussion People of the World!!!

24 discussions • 368 scores • 347 members

Our mission is to help those striving to become a composer for the Marimba and other mallet instruments and to perfect their playing on the Marimba if they are a learner.

Marching Percussion

34 discussions • 223 scores • 309 members

Marching Percussion & Drumline Group

Pit Is Love, Pit is Life.

11 discussions • 206 scores • 191 members

The World Needs More Pit Arrangements! And this is the perfect place for them to go
Only one rule for compositions/arrangements submitted to the group: The majority of the instruments used must be some kind of percussion instrument or other instrument commonly found in a percussion ensemble.

Percussionist Unite!

11 discussions • 255 scores • 178 members

Glad you joined! Feel free to post percussion music ONLY. I want this to be a percussion group not a "oh lets just post random scores here to get views." No hard feelings haha.

Orchestral Saxophone

3 discussions • 7 scores • 157 members

“It cries, sighs and dreams. It possesses a crescendo and can gradually diminish until it is only an echo of an echo. I know of no other instrument that possesses this particular capacity to reach the outer limits of audible sound.”
-Hector Berlioz
The saxophone has great potential, but is often shunned. Here we can discuss how weave the saxophone into the orchestra with the maximun effectiveness.