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Saxophone

150 discussions • 413 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

9 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.

Orchestral Group

105 discussions • 3.3K scores • 966 members

Group for uploading orchestral pieces, original pieces or inputted scores. Be nice and have fun.

Note: Arrangements of orchestral pieces, even if for solo instrument, are allowed.

Saxophone Ensembles

14 discussions • 268 scores • 863 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 • 778 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

263 discussions • 471 scores • 673 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 • 128 scores • 540 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

76 discussions • 296 scores • 497 members

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

MuseScore Updates and Statuses

13 discussions • 0 scores • 471 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 Virtual Orchestra Group

144 discussions • 117 scores • 427 members

This is a group where we work together, decide on compositions to perform and collectively, create beautiful music.
Everything we undertake will be huge, it will require the help of everyone! The more active members and participants, the grander it will be. Much like Eric Witacres's Virtual Choir, we will be compiling recordings of different groups of people, some ensembles small and others much more grand, into one track and presenting it to Musescore, Youtube, and other Social Media outlets to help spread the word about the MVO.

Creativity is key here and we will need everyone working together to make this orchestra come to life!

Please do not post any unrelated music! This includes:
-compositions AND arrangements that we have not performed
-compositions AND arrangements that we have no intent of performing
-pretty much anything that hasn't been explicitly OK'd in the most current discussions (even if you have something you'd like us to try, post a link to the score in a new/related discussion and ask everyone's opinion first!)

How to sign up: Fill in the form which is found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSZ5cFaSJhxihllptOsSUyZpNgTdigvppIY1TspCySRn0axw/viewform . Then you can just start to participate!

Here's our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVsKK685wzK28gnXOPXuvBQ
Subscribe to see our latest videos as they come out!

If you want to contact the admin team, you're welcome to email to musescoreorchestra@gmail.com
(Rules updated August 5, 2017)

MuseScore on iOS

196 discussions • 8 scores • 377 members

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

Original Music of any Kind

95 discussions • 2.2K scores • 341 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!*

Epic Orchestral Music

44 discussions • 1K scores • 244 members

Our Mission in 3 points:

1- Write Epic Sounding Music

2- Share Comments on Epic Music

3- Epicly Unite all of Musescore in Epic ways

What makes music Epic?

-The Chord Progression

-The Melody's rhythm

-And the choice of instruments

-And MUCH more!

EPIC COMPOSER COMPETITION DREAM!

My vision:

I see this competition being a nation wide event that gathers all composers of all ages and of all different areas of experience together. Together to compete for many prizes such as money, scholarships, tickets to special events, etc.

A Request:

I want you guys to help me achieve this dream. I really have a desire for us to achieve this together as a community! A Musescore Community! I think we can do this and if you think we can too then we should join forces and EPICLY unite!

How:

How? I have no clue. Making this competition known and getting money from donors to fund this project is an EPIC start!

All you need to do:

All you need to do is ONE or MORE of these things!
-Join the competitions as a participant or judge
-Advertise this competition through multiple sources
-Share your music with the world
-Communicate with others in this movement
-Be willing to volunteer for leadership opportunities and maybe even be one of the main contributors to this movement

Im counting on YOU to be Epic enough to step up to this challenge. How epic are you? I think your epic to me! Lets do this!! :D

laugh silly (bizarre, nonsense, joke, inanity, crazy, humor, absurd, jokes, fun, and serious too)

88 discussions • 1.5K scores • 240 members

2025 not sure about the DYDD, there's something about his eyes, the way he is looking at me, must be careful must be caref

2024 the DYDD rescued me from the zombies by forcing me to breathe smoked banana skins. Not sure how long we can avoid them, must not fall asleep

2023 I have no complaints, we will absorb you, there is no where you can hide, join us, be free of ..

2022 hiding out in a basement living on canned goods and recycled water, they can't find me here, someone's coming...

2021 attacked by brain-sucking zombies, the world seems doomed

2020 with perfect vision It is clear what is in store, and I don't mean grocery store.

2019 back from distant lands, I am not doing contests but any member may start one here especially if the are giving away money prizes or free bananas.

2019 not running any contests anymore, ran out of banana prizes, sorry
take the time to compose something silly

2016 begin again another year, more silliness, musescore discussions, contests, laughs, and serious music

2015
We have lots of contests and tend to write fun and silly original compositions. We try to have a contest every month or so. Contest currently open include:
The Musical Signature Contest ending Jan 15-create a composition based on your name, a sort of cryptogram, assigning notes to letters. It's fun, try it.
New Year contest ending Jan 31- write a composition celebrating the new year just for fun. It can be serious or silly.
Love Song contest ending in mid February- write an original love song. It can have lyrics if you want and can be serious or silly.
March Madness contest ending April 1 appropriately- Anything goes for this contest, be creative and silly and wild and totally mad (in a nice way). Everyone welcome.
We also have a Film Music contest ending April 30. That should be fun.
Solo Instrument contest ending June 30- write an original composition for the instrument of your choice. It can be unaccompanied or with piano or orchestra if you like or, what the hey, it can be a duet or quartet or 50 harmonica band piece just so it focuses on one shining instrument.
Now, we have a Halloween Music Contest ending Oct 31 of course and already have some great entries. So join in the fun.
We also have a guess the melody contest in which you can try to name the composer and title of music from an arrangement we put together. And we have a Famous composer challenge in which you can match up the names of composers to brief descriptions about the composer. All in fun.
Members are welcome to start their own contests or discussions in this group as well.

The administrator, Chinadoll, writes comments to every composition submitted to the group and tries to include encouragement and positive critical advice or suggestions. Anyone is welcome to join.

Visit our websites at http://chinadoll123.wix.com/laugh-silly to vote for the best music composition and composer in our group and also visit the DYDD site for pure silliness and mayhem featuring the adventures of the Downy Yellow Dinge Dork, a nearly (some would say, hopefully soon) extinct bird http://chinadoll123.wix.com/dingle-dork1
Listen to more Chinadoll music (under the name dshostakovich) at https://soundcloud.com/dshostakovich

What should I name this group...

114 discussions • 66 scores • 166 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

Orchestral Saxophone

3 discussions • 9 scores • 161 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

75 discussions • 267 scores • 92 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!

18 discussions • 74 scores • 82 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