Lead Sheets, Sheet Music Suitable for Framing
A Lead Sheet is used to document the melody, lyrics, and chord progression of a song. Some songwriters simply submit a recording of their song when registering for copyright, and that will establish ownership of that recording - but to insure that the song itself is registered, it’s a good idea to submit a lead sheet as well.
Most lead sheets are one or two pages in length and contain at least a verse, chorus, bridge and any other important section of the song. Additional verses, etc. can be added in paragraph form.
Another use for a lead sheet is Sheet Music Suitable for Framing, for awards or gifts. Surprise your songwriter friend with a tribute to their creation!
View the titles below for examples of Lead Sheets and Sheet Music Suitable for Framing.
Haggard Like I've Never Been Before
A one-page example of a lead sheet for a Merle Haggard song. Transcribed by Mitch Walker.
A lead sheet is sometimes printed and framed to be presented as an award or gift. Here’s an example of an award that was presented to some famous songwriters. Transcribed by Mitch Walker.