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1. The primary voice or part in an ensemble that is responsible for the melody or setting the style for a section of instruments in the ensemble. In jazz, the instrument performing the melody has the "lead". In a big band, the principal instrument in each section is considered the "lead" player. So the lead musicians would typically be the lead alto (saxophone), lead trumpet and lead trombone.

2. In barbershop music, the lead  part sings the melody.


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