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.)
2) Jazz Standards Lead Sheets
3) Sax arrangements group
- saxophone arrangements of rock/pop music or movies’/games’ soundtracks:
4) Sax solo transcriptions
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.
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.
Discussion and sharing of original and/or adapted a cappella arrangements.
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.
A place to test your selfwritten songs for choirs. There is a CPDL.org for known pieces. This can be your starting point!
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:
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!
To exchange and share difficult to find or private contributions of music that are suitable for service use.
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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):
As the scores will added, they will be placed in the relevant discussion-catalogues with links.
Amazingly, but on this site the "Search" doesn't find any groups with the word "bass" or "bass guitar" in the name!
Here it is supposed to gather a collection of scores in which the any bass (guitar or contrabass, bassoon or contrabassoon, or cello in the lower register, or another) has a really interesting party, own line, fully or partially solo.
Genre of music is not limited!
It should be a quality score of an interesting work — that's the only limitation!
Everyone can add their own brick to this beautiful Palace! :-)
Share your canons and rounds
This group aims to become a place for discussions, help and advice around the contrabass.
You are free to post every kind of playable piece here as long as you need a contrabass to play it.
Feel free to add choral sheet music to this group. The music must be in the public domain.
Hiya! Fia here, aka lareinedeslapins ! Welcome to an absolute haven of choral trash - erm, I mean, choral music! :)
I'm a big fan of choral music and other vocal stuff, but I've noticed that there isn't too much of a choral music base on MuseScore. There just isn't enough vocal music of any sort on this site—from pop to art song to chorale—really, and I'm hoping that we can change that!
Anything and everything choir—or any other sort of vocal music—is welcomed here! Talk about voice parts, favorite composers, favorite voicings, choir memes, good songs, etc...and, of course, advertise your own choral music and choral arrangements! And who knows - if we get enough people involved, maybe we could even make our own virtual choir...winkwinknudgenudge. ;D (And maybe if we get enough members we could hold choral composing and arranging competitions, too!)
I would also be open to advertising MuseScore vocal composers and artists as well, so message me if you would like to be featured here! Maybe we'll whip up a little "interview"-type thingie we can do or something, and we can have a vocalist/composer of the week or something. :D
ANY choir-related or voice-related sheet music may be posted in here! Choral pieces, art songs, a cappella arrangements, musical theatre, etc. The one thing I ask is that you avoid adding or advertising any sheet music without vocals in it to this group. I won't kick you from the group or anything, but any non-vocal sheet music or advertisements may or may not suspiciously disappear....
There aren't really any steadfast crazy rules or anything, but I do have a couple of general etiquette and guidelines that I ask you to try and follow: be polite to each other, respect each other and each others' opinions, avoid needless fighting, and have fun!
A place for everyone to add and discuss their vocal compositions, original or arrangements.
Any music with interesting unusual soundfonts and sound effects
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,
Put all your virtuosic pieces here
All instruments accepted