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date: 20 January 2020



The principal line, or player in a band or section of a band. In jazz the term is normally used of the principal line in each of the three wind sections (trumpets, reeds and trombones) of a big band, jazz orchestra or stage band; ‘to take the lead’ or ‘to play lead’ or simply ‘to lead’ means to play the melody or lead line. The lead singer in a rock or pop group typically sings the main melody, and the lead guitarist is responsible for solos and melodic statements....

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