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Saxophone

164 discussions • 441 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

Brass

75 discussions • 1.2K scores • 2K members

The mission for this group, is to gather all the brass instument playing users and brass scores in one group.

Woodwinds

64 discussions • 1.6K scores • 1.3K members

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.

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

Original Music of any Kind

109 discussions • 2.4K scores • 387 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!*

Piano Virtuoso

62 discussions • 1.4K scores • 369 members

“The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen.”
— Claude Debussy

Welcome!
This group is for all the advanced piano players and composers on Musescore; if you are one of them, you should definitely join! :)

Feel free to join contests, participate in debates, answer questions, share your opinions, ask for advice, and do all of the other fun stuff that goes on here!


There is no list of rules; you just need to observe the following two warnings...

-WARNING: Discussions and/or comments that are off-topic, inappropriate, offensive, disrespectful, or any other synonym will be deleted without explanation (oh, and that includes all forms of advertisements).

-WARNING: Trolls, spammers, scammers, and other such undesirable creatures will be expelled without any warning other than this one.

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

92 discussions • 1.6K scores • 272 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...

165 discussions • 88 scores • 257 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

The Awesome Piano Players

19 discussions • 681 scores • 206 members

In this group, we will share piano music and help eachother become piano players. This group is also connected to The Master Composers. So we will have a completion every once in whil to decide who goes and competes in their competion.

1930's/1940's Swing Era Jazz Big Band

2 discussions • 35 scores • 71 members

Here's the place for any big band music from the 1930's/1940's era, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, etc..
(PLEASE READ: This is not a group for sharing your works or arrangements, this group is intended to be used as a personal database, any unauthorized works shared on this group will be removed)

Piano Teachers

6 discussions • 0 scores • 53 members

This is a group where all the piano teachers on Musescore can interact; inspiring and assisting each other.
If you are a piano teacher, I'd love to have you join! :)

Everyone is welcome to post discussions on piano-teaching related topics.

Musescore Competition group

8 discussions • 2 scores • 49 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 which song has the most votes (there can be a tie) and they will win! If there are not 5 or more votes then the competition will be extended longer 1 week so please vote. If you win your username and the song you won with 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. This is the "discipline system" for this group: If you get 10 warnings you will be kicked out of this group. This is how you get warnings: 1.Bad/Offensive chat: 6 warnings 2.Bad word in score: 4 warnings per bad word. 3.Advertising without permission: 2 warnings. 4.Song that doesn't follow the period's challenge: 1 warning. Again, if you get 10 warnings you will be kicked out from this group. 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!

Christian Flute and Piano

5 discussions • 11 scores • 35 members

Anything, that is Christian, associated with the Flute and/or Piano.

Please do not use inappropriate language.
Please do not add scores that are not religious. (If you don't know if it would be considered religious, than please contact the owner.)
Please be kind and do not condemn people.
No spamming.
Comments, and scores containing anything against the rules will be deleted.
Thank you!

Piano Music for Everyone

12 discussions • 63 scores • 23 members

Let's all find some good piano music. And let's share everything. Rules:
1. No swearing
2. No rude remarks
3. Help others & this group
4. Have fun & enjoy being with us!!!!

Banana group

5 discussions • 19 scores • 22 members

I have written a few compositions with the word "banana" in it. Banana refers to the fruit or to music that is bananas. This all started because the Downy Yellow Dingle Dork (.a famous bird who even was even in a musescore opera) loves bananas. Submit any composition with a fruity silky amusing funny theme or jwhat themheck, put anything in there because I may think it's funny. I laughed at Beethoven and Mahler (especially Mahler) so your may seem amusing also. I try to comment on every piece. hey, fuss at me if I forget and don't comment.

Vocal Music

5 discussions • 22 scores • 17 members

A place for everyone to add and discuss their vocal compositions, original or arrangements.

Alto Sax Brotherhood

3 discussions • 0 scores • 12 members

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