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Saxophone

180 discussions • 510 scores • 3K 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

7 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 • 49 scores • 781 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 Drumline

88 discussions • 327 scores • 556 members

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

Marching Percussion

49 discussions • 285 scores • 381 members

Marching Percussion & Drumline Group

Mallet Percussion People of the World!!!

34 discussions • 430 scores • 377 members

Our mission is to help those striving to become a composer for the Marimba and other mallet instruments and to perfect their playing on the Marimba if they are a learner.

What should I name this group...

175 discussions • 106 scores • 315 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 too much (if you feel the need to swear)
6: No insulting people
7. Keep it pg (no inappropriate talking in here)
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 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

Drumset

2 discussions • 26 scores • 81 members

All things drum set - any genre, any style

Low Brass Advice

1 discussion • 0 scores • 77 members

Tubas and trombones are very loud! Here we can discuss how to make them useful in an orchestra.
Rules:
1. Profane comments will be deleted
2. Euphoniums must be referred to as tenor tubas
3. Wagner tuben must be referred to as Wagner horns
4. Only post music that will help people learn how to use low brass

Drumline Battle

12 discussions • 35 scores • 73 members

Show writing design and music for Drumline Battle.

Not officially associated with Drumline Battle

LowBrassers

6 discussions • 4 scores • 58 members

I made this group to shed light on the great instruments in low brass that never really get heard over the melodies of flutes and trumpets. I won't be posting much but I would love to see what everyone can do with trombones,Bass Trombones,Euphoniums and Tubas(I'm a tuba player myself and would love to play pieces where tuba gets the melody ;) ). Also I might play a few of the pieces posted and upload to my youtube channel.

Drumline Creations

2 discussions • 79 scores • 52 members

Welcome! We are here for the music and to help one another out. Please be nice and courteous to others.

Animusic

14 discussions • 3 scores • 48 members

I love anime and play anime songs on my instrument but some people can't do this group will make music for the anime. Name chosen by candyandy22101.

Christian Flute and Piano

5 discussions • 12 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!

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! :)

Percussionist writers

5 discussions • 80 scores • 31 members

Hey. I don't really have mush to say, so just join my group if you love drums!

Banana group

7 discussions • 35 scores • 25 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.

Ocarina

1 discussion • 7 scores • 21 members

This group is for all ocarina players and people who are interested in the instrument. It's also meant to bring more awareness to the wonderful world of sweet potatoes, English pendants and all other shapes and forms of this ancient vessel flute.

Percussion Ensemble Fanatics

3 discussions • 13 scores • 20 members

The League of Percussion Ensemble Fanatics mission is to write 200 percussion ensemble scores (battery and pit) before 2022.
Please comply with these instructions:
1. No cussing or inappropriate language is allowed in this group
2. No sharing personal information
3. No submitting music that you did not put moderate effort into writing
4. ABSOLUTELY NO politics, religion, racism and such (do that somewhere else please)

Thank you for helping us achieve this goal.