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A cappella

23 discussions • 312 scores • 810 members

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

Choir Music

14 discussions • 1.3K scores • 685 members

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

Songs with Lyrics, lyrics for songs, songs for lyrics

25 discussions • 368 scores • 321 members

This group is aimed at members that write lyrics, would like to write lyrics, or would like to have lyrics put to their songs.
IMPORTANT: Only original, finished songs with lyrics may be posted to this page!

To get help, advice, about your song, request lyrics for your tune, or offer lyrics for someone to write a tune about just start a discussion, post a link or put your lyrics into a comment. To help out, open the discussions and check them out... you'll figure it out :)

Lyrics

15 discussions • 403 scores • 301 members

Listen to some of the songs people have composed and add the best one you have done.

Canons

1 discussion • 342 scores • 83 members

Share your canons and rounds

Vocaloid/UTAU

6 discussions • 0 scores • 29 members

Welcome! This is the perfect place to discuss anything Vocaloid (or UTAU) related! Feel free to post your own scores and start discussions!

Rules:
1) Please do not curse or say anything that could offend others. This is meant to be a kind and fun community.
2) Have fun!

Undertale for All

2 discussions • 16 scores • 8 members

Here at Undertale for All people make sheet music for any instrument or multiple instruments. People can also make sheet music for others by asking through discussions! If you make a score, please add it to this group. Have a great time here!

Public Domain Popular Song Sheet Music (1900-1950)

2 discussions • 1 score • 7 members

TO ADD A SCORE TO THIS GROUP: please leave a hyperlink to your score in a comment in the discussion thread "Popular song standards currently in the public domain"

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GROUP:

The group of songs known as the 'Great American Songbook' were popular songs written mainly from about 1910 to 1960, with the period of 1924 to 1950 being particularly fruitful for the creation of pop and jazz standards. Sheet music was still a huge industry during the first half of the 20th century, and these songs reached music fans via both sheet music and recordings.

This MuseScore group is intended to serve as a home for public domain piano sheet music documenting Great American Songbook standards as well as novelty songs and other songs from the era that have been less frequently revived.

Background information and current status of copyright:

As of 2019, only a 3-4 dozen of the songs played consistently by jazz and traditional pop artists are in the public domain, but from 2020 forward, each year will see a treasure trove of pop and jazz standards pass out of copyright. If you have transcribed or would like to transcribe public domain sheet
music of popular song standards, this is the group for you. For most works created prior to 1978, copyright expires after 95 years. This means that in 2019, works first published during or before 1923 are in the public domain.

Irving Berlin, who is often considered the first of the great 'Songbook' writers, got a jump on his peers, publishing many songs (and a few big hits) from 1907 to 1919, a period when Jerome Kern was also writing a few early pop song standards. But the 'Great American Songbook' composers really started to shift into high gear around 1924, the year George Gershwin hit his stride with "Lady Be Good" (the show, from which comes the standard).

After this came the torrent of song classics from Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Harry Warren, Jimmy McHugh, Duke Ellington, Burton Lane, Jimmy Van Heusen, and dozens of other composers and lyricists, some of whom had long careers, and others of whom we know only for one or two songs. While Vaudeville and the more upscale Broadway theater market created the initial demand for these songs, the advent of sound films in the late 1920s meant many more high-quality songs were needed every year. Simultaneously, the rise of the touring swing bands looking for radio hits created even more demand for songs, and thus the period of 1924 to 1950 became a golden age for composers with a knack for memorable melodies. Therefore, the years 2020 to 2050 will see the public domain get much much richer on the popular song front.

SOURCES OF FREE PUBLIC DOMAIN SHEET MUSIC:

Many academic libraries have shared free scans of public domain popular song sheet music, and these collections will grow much richer over the next 20-30 years as songs from this golden era become available. The following links are just a few of the collections available online:

Johns Hopkins Libaries' Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection:
http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection-search

Maine Digital Commons Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection:
https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mmb-vp/

Sheet Music Consortium project via UCLA:
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/sheetmusic/

Stanford University list of digital sheet music resources and links:
https://library.stanford.edu/music/digital-scores

Note that newer sheet music arrangements of public domain songs may still be under copyright. The purpose of this group is to transcribe the original commercial piano sheet music publications that are now in the public domain.

Beginners, Piano, Friends, Broadway, and FAITH!

1 discussion • 1 score • 5 members

We chat about everything under the sun. I love the Lord and I love musicals! And also I have played piano for 5 years but have never composed before, so all the help I can get would be very much appreciated! Also I love to sing but am not to good.... any advice on that I would also very very grateful for.

Vocal Music!

2 discussions • 0 scores • 3 members

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, really, and I'm hoping that we can change that!

Anything and everything choir 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!

Enjoy! :)

Church Of Christ Composers

0 discussions • 0 scores • 2 members

A place for Church of Christ composers / lyricists to share their music and answer questions.