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Saxophone

107 discussions • 317 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 • 1.1K 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 • 214 scores • 831 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.

Sax solo transcriptions

6 discussions • 35 scores • 774 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

MuseScore Help Group

227 discussions • 429 scores • 579 members

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

Sax arrangements

4 discussions • 95 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!

MuseScore Drumline

57 discussions • 257 scores • 426 members

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

MuseScore on iOS

178 discussions • 11 scores • 349 members

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

MuseScore Updates and Statuses

6 discussions • 0 scores • 287 members

Welcome to the blog of the MuseScore team for MuseScorers.

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

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

Original Music of any Kind

61 discussions • 1.8K scores • 254 members

Title says it all :D
GO ORIGINAL MUSIC!!!!! ;P
Feel Free to add a discussion! just keep it clean ;)

*AND CHECK THE WEBSITE AREA for FREE custom made soundfonts!*

Hamilton

10 discussions • 24 scores • 172 members

The Mission of this group is to get every possible person who has made songs from "Hamilton: An American Musical", add every possible song from Hamilton to this group, and get anybody who likes Hamilton

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.

Guaranteed Comments

43 discussions • 128 scores • 75 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

Competitions, Collaboration, and Creations!

4 discussions • 15 scores • 43 members

Welcome to the Musescore Competitions, Collaborations, and Creations group, naturally controlled by RSA, as all things should be.

This group is what is says on the tin, really: Compete, collaborate, and create, but here's a few more detail

COMPETE: I will run competitions occasionally, but not very often, as I can be very busy at times.
If you are involved in a competition in any way, and would like to get more people to join, please feel free to advertise your competition groups here.

COLLABORATE: This can be as simple as asking for advice on your compositions, or as much as looking for someone to work on a piece together with, or even asking for someone to score a YouTube video or short movie. Whatever you like, really.

CREATE: Share you compositions, arrangements, and scores. If you wrote it, post it. If you arranged it, post it. If you produced it, post it! We are open here!

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A FEW BORING RULES
- No vulgar language.
- Be nice. No mean criticism, only constructive and helpful advice.
- No racism, sexism, homophobia etc.
- No spamming. I don't want to wake up with 900000 messages every day.

So, enjoy yourselves! Create, compete, and collaborate. Wrong way around.

Compete, collaborate, create.
Better.

- Joe

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

5 discussions • 85 scores • 30 members

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

No cussing.
No inappropriate language.
Be nice.

The Composers

5 discussions • 11 scores • 25 members

You think you can compose and arrange? If yes, this group is for you!
Use this group for anything: Have contests on whatever you want, arrange, and compose. Discuss random things! :P
Share experience, give tips, and share your music!
Admin Rules:
1. You can delete discussions and comments that you think are inappropriate, but if you're not sure, please contact me.
2. Don't do anything for personal gain. Don't blackmail people.
3. If you break one of these 2 rules, you will be disqualified as an admin.