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Music Theory, 3E by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER21

Lead Sheets and Scores

In This Chapter

  • Creating clear and readable written music
  • Understanding the differences between lead sheets, chord sheets, and scores
  • Learning how to create a full score for choir, big band, or orchestra
  • Exploring easy-to-use music notation software for your computer

Once you’ve written a piece of music, you need to present it in a way that other musicians can easily read. There are many different approaches to notating written music; which ones you use depends in part on the type of music you’ve written and who will be playing it.

If you’ve written a song for a rock or country band, the music you write can ...

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