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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

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.

A cappella

26 discussions • 336 scores • 849 members

Discussion and sharing of original and/or adapted a cappella arrangements.

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

Choir Music

17 discussions • 891 scores • 729 members

A place to test your selfwritten songs for choirs. There is a CPDL.org for known pieces. This can be your starting point!

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!

Songs with Lyrics, lyrics for songs, songs for lyrics

27 discussions • 379 scores • 333 members

This group is aimed at members that write lyrics, would like to write lyrics, or would like to have lyrics put to their songs.
IMPORTANT: Only original, finished songs with lyrics may be posted to this page!

To get help, advice, about your song, request lyrics for your tune, or offer lyrics for someone to write a tune about just start a discussion, post a link or put your lyrics into a comment. To help out, open the discussions and check them out... you'll figure it out :)

Lyrics

15 discussions • 407 scores • 304 members

Listen to some of the songs people have composed and add the best one you have done.

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.

Canons

1 discussion • 350 scores • 90 members

Share your canons and rounds

Vocaloid/UTAU

7 discussions • 4 scores • 33 members

Welcome! This is the perfect place to discuss anything Vocaloid (or UTAU) related! Feel free to post your own scores and start discussions!

Rules:
1) Please do not curse or say anything that could offend others. This is meant to be a kind and fun community.
2) Have fun!

Saxophones Are The Best!

6 discussions • 0 scores • 32 members

Anyone who plays or loves the Saxophone is welcome!
Please, no bad language, inappropriate things, or swearing. Thanks! :)

Vocal Music!

2 discussions • 15 scores • 10 members

Hiya! Fia here, aka lareinedeslapins ! Welcome to an absolute haven of choral trash - erm, I mean, choral music! :)

I'm a big fan of choral music and other vocal stuff, but I've noticed that there isn't too much of a choral music base on MuseScore. There just isn't enough vocal music of any sort on this site, really, and I'm hoping that we can change that!

Anything and everything choir is welcomed here! Talk about voice parts, favorite composers, favorite voicings, choir memes, good songs, etc...and, of course, advertise your own choral music and choral arrangements! And who knows - if we get enough people involved, maybe we could even make our own virtual choir...winkwinknudgenudge. ;D (And maybe if we get enough members we could hold choral composing and arranging competitions, too!)

I would also be open to advertising MuseScore vocal composers and artists as well, so message me if you would like to be featured here! Maybe we'll whip up a little "interview"-type thingie we can do or something, and we can have a vocalist/composer of the week or something. :D

ANY choir-related or voice-related sheet music may be posted in here! Choral pieces, art songs, a cappella arrangements, musical theatre, etc. The one thing I ask is that you avoid adding or advertising any sheet music without vocals in it to this group. I won't kick you from the group or anything, but any non-vocal sheet music or advertisements may or may not suspiciously disappear....

There aren't really any steadfast crazy rules or anything, but I do have a couple of general etiquette and guidelines that I ask you to try and follow: be polite to each other, respect each other and each others' opinions, avoid needless fighting, and have fun!

Enjoy! :)

What should I name this group...

2 discussions • 4 scores • 9 members

RULES:

1: Worship Me*
2: Minimal Spamming
3: Post a couple times a week**
4: Brush your teeth twice a day
5: Wear your seatbelt
6: Don't swear to much (if you feel the need to swear)
7: No insulting people
8: 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 6 and 7, I will consider kicking you, or banning you. And I don't wanna do that

GROUP HISTORY (UPDATED EVERY WEEK):
https://musescore.com/groups/4980408/discuss/5037528

Okay...about the tags: I don't really know what people like, so I just put a bunch of tags because this group is kind of random

Choral Composition Club

1 discussion • 9 scores • 8 members

Welcome to the Choral Composer's Club, where we create music of all sorts for choral settings (SATB, SSA, TTBB, etc.!) This includes but is not limited to original choral compositions, choral compositions with orchestra or other instruments, arrangements of instrumental pieces for choir, or folk songs arranged for choir.

Hopefully we can grow together as a community and flourish in our choral endeavors!

Beginners, Piano, Friends, Broadway, and FAITH!

1 discussion • 1 score • 6 members

We chat about everything under the sun. I love the Lord and I love musicals! And also I have played piano for 5 years but have never composed before, so all the help I can get would be very much appreciated! Also I love to sing but am not to good.... any advice on that I would also very very grateful for.