Creating Your Own Leadsheets! (with free software)

Level: 1|2|3
Instructor: David Francis
Day: Wednesday
Time: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

This course will help you learn to make easily readable and transposable leadsheets for musicians to play your music. 

  • Getting the Musescore software installed
  • Musescore basics – tips and tricks, getting around in the software, avoiding or dealing with common issues
  • Jazz leadsheet basics
  • Getting the body of the tune into Musescore
  • Fixing up the chords, melody line and lyrics
  • Fixing up intros and outtros and the arrangement
  • Formatting: text, tempo and dynamic markings, breaks and spaces, repeats and jumps, barlines, key signatures, etc.
  • Contributing your arrangement back to the community

Zoom Video Conferencing free account required for this class. Further instructions upon purchase. 

This is a 10 week course, meeting online once a week for 90 minutes. Instructors will live stream via Zoom Video Conferencing at the scheduled meeting times. We appreciate your patience as we are quickly putting together online learning in this time of constant change. We recognize that there will likely be a learning curve with this technology (for both students and staff), and will do our best to provide technical support throughout this process.