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Saxophone

164 discussions • 439 scores • 2.9K 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 • 1.3K 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

17 discussions • 286 scores • 883 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 • 47 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

Sax arrangements

5 discussions • 134 scores • 543 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!

What should I name this group...

164 discussions • 85 scores • 250 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 • 14 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.

Alto Sax Brotherhood

3 discussions • 0 scores • 9 members

Please only use Alto Sax sheet music we are a group to help alto saxophonists find music.

Eagle Scouts of America

1 discussion • 8 scores • 9 members

The one and only Eagle Scout group on MuseScore! Welcome to Eagle Scouts of America! This is where Eagle Scouts can come together to share music, talk, or share ideas. This group will generally be referred to as 'ESA'.

IN ORDER TO JOIN YOU MUST HAVE EARNED THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT.

Rules: Just follow the Scout Oath and Law. NO cussing of any kind, innapropriate or offensive language, or spamming alowed. This is an official group. If you're accepted then congradulations on earning your Eagle! Not too many have achieve such a rank in scouting! Most importantly have fun, and know we'll all have your back as a brotherhood. Thanks!

Yours in Scouting,
-Ian

Oboe

1 discussion • 1 score • 7 members

All can join, all discussions have to deal with oboes or music.

Virtuosic Pieces

1 discussion • 3 scores • 6 members

Put all your virtuosic pieces here
All instruments accepted

Musically Liberal

0 discussions • 1 score • 1 member

For experimental panouric music.
Disclaimer: To be liberal in music is not to be liberal in politics.

Rules:

1. No bullying

Be kind even when criticizing one’s piece

2. No non-experimental pieces

No musically cliché music music here must push to new horizons.

3. NO POLITICS!!!

Politics will create an intense argument, and may even result in bullying or over the top protest in a group for music and not politics.

Please respect these rules
If these rules are broken 3 times by an individual, he/she may be banned.

Young Classical Composers

0 discussions • 0 scores • 1 member

Anyone -18 Can Share & Critique Scores,
How Ever You Have Learned To Write Music, If It Was An Adult Or A Peer You Are Welcome To Join This Group