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Young Composers Group

1K discussions • 8.5K scores • 3.6K members

We can learn from parents, teachers, and other adults, but we can also learn from our peers! Please post your music and help other group members make their music better.

Saxophone

109 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

High School Composers

423 discussions • 5.9K scores • 2K members

Our mission is to show that there can be great composers even though we are still in high school. We are just that awesome.

The Score Advice Group

366 discussions • 6.9K scores • 1.5K members

A place to share your work, talk with fellow composers, and get advise on your scores!

Beginners' Music

84 discussions • 3.4K scores • 1.4K members

If you are a beginner do not hesitate and join us, share your scores with us and give us your opinions on ours!

Rules:
NO bad language
NO spamming
NO bullying of any kind

Thanks!
-John

Critique and Reviews.

266 discussions • 6.4K scores • 1.1K members

The group for Critique, Reviews and Feedback on your pieces, as well as answers to questions about music!

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.

Always Learning

145 discussions • 6.4K scores • 1K members

As musicians we can always be learning and getting better. Here we can support each other. I only want postive people here please!

Amateur Composers

114 discussions • 5K scores • 916 members

This group is for amateur composers who are looking for support, critics, and advice on their music. While supportive criticism is welcome, be considerate of others and their work.

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

Critique, Advice, and Opinion

101 discussions • 3.7K scores • 736 members

Here are the directions:

1. Join the group.
2. Create some music.
3. Put your music on Musescore.
4. Post the link to your song here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Op70JOp95hFVRLi1iozBx3txD7ysDE68nSxvu6IW4C8/viewform

5. Wait for the staff to comment. (It shouldn't be more than a few days)


Here are the rules:

1. NO MAKING DISCUSSIONS!! We just don't want clutter. If you need to make a discussion,
make a request by sending one of the admins a message. If we approve it, we'll make
the discussion for you. Just tell us what you want it to say.
2. ONLY POST LINKS IN THE FORM!!!!

(If the rules are broken, you might lose your membership. Sorry :P)

need critique or advice?

179 discussions • 3.3K scores • 679 members

Mission:To get as close to perfection as possible!
Please leave your concerns or editorial needs in the discussion board.

MuseScore Help Group

228 discussions • 429 scores • 583 members

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

Teenage Composers

120 discussions • 2.2K scores • 488 members

Welcome!

This group is specifically for all you teenage composers and musicians... It's great that you're here!

Please remember to be considerate of the other members; the only way for us to have a fun community here is if we're all respectful of each other.

Oh, and be sure to add all of your scores to this group... :D

The Musescore Academy

56 discussions • 2.4K scores • 465 members

Hi there! I know that I am where I am today because of all of the people that I've met, all of the people I've learned from, all of the people I've taught, all of the people who helped me get to where I am. I also know that there is a lot of accumulated wisdom out there, but there's also a lot of drive to be great out there too. I made this group in hopes that we could all share our accumulated wisdom, and that we could all strive to learn from each other and grow as musicians. There's a lot of knowledge out there. Let's share some of it!