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Saxophone

141 discussions • 390 scores • 2.8K 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

8 discussions • 171 scores • 1.2K 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

13 discussions • 254 scores • 852 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

7 discussions • 44 scores • 777 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

252 discussions • 452 scores • 646 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 • 119 scores • 538 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

72 discussions • 260 scores • 481 members

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

MuseScore Updates and Statuses

10 discussions • 0 scores • 449 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!

MuseScore on iOS

195 discussions • 8 scores • 373 members

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

Original Music of any Kind

88 discussions • 2.1K scores • 317 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!*

Orchestral Saxophone

3 discussions • 8 scores • 160 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.

What should I name this group...

38 discussions • 44 scores • 140 members

RULES:

1: Worship Me*
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):
https://musescore.com/groups/4980408/discuss/5037528

Guaranteed Comments

73 discussions • 228 scores • 93 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

The Composers

16 discussions • 106 scores • 50 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.

Mastering MuseScore

36 discussions • 10 scores • 41 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.

Musescore Competition group

6 discussions • 2 scores • 37 members

Every month (or other time period I choose) I will give the group a challenge and a due date for when it has to be finished. You can post your song for the challenge at any time as long as it follows the challenges I give you. You can post as many songs as you want. If it doesn't follow the challenges, I will delete it. How we determine the winner is this: Under a discussion called Votes that I will make, you can post which song you like best so far. You can only give 1 vote and It can't be your song (If you have one for the challenge). On the Due Date, I will see who has the most votes (there can be a tie) and they will win! If there are no votes the competition will be extended longer. If you win your username, the song you won with, and a comment from me will be displayed in a discussion called Hall of Fame! If I win, I will only say that I won and what song I won with in discussion called Hall Of Fame. Feel free to make any discussion, invite friends, or anything else as long as it follows the rules listed below. Rules: Before you join you have to promise: 1. No bad or offensive chat. 2. No advertising. (If you advertise twice (After I've told you not to advertise) I will kick you out of this group) 3. Love music 4. Have FUN! If you don't follow rule number 1 in some way you will be kicked out (but you can rejoin if I allow it). This group is Moderated (membership requests must be approved). If you have any Questions private email me or ask me them in the Discussion called Questions. I hope you have fun and maybe win!

Legendian's Follower Group

15 discussions • 29 scores • 35 members

HELLO! Welcome to my follower group! This is where I'll have all my followers join to talk, share scores, share ideas or to just visit! I hold my followers in high regards, and I thought a group for you is a pretty good way for me to get to know you all better, and to just hang out! I would really like to get to know you all because I will be leaving MuseScore soon after the creation of my website where I'll post my 100|Follower composition, and I want to get to say something special about all of you in my shout out. I've made sure to make this composition as special as possible for all of you, as something to remember me by along with my other scores on here.

My hope is that this group will stay in memory of me, that my followers will carry on my legacy.

When I create my website, don't forget to clink the link I will post on my profile here to stay updated with new songs I'll be creating on it.

Benefits for following me include: becoming a member of my group, and getting a shout out for the end creation of my 100 follower composition!

Feel free to post anything you want! Make sure to post your scores too if you'd like!

Rules: Please,
NO bullying
NO rude language
NO rude/offensive comments
NO spamming

Most importantly, have a great time!!

Sincerely,
-John Lavingstony
(Ian) :D