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lead sheet


Definitions from WordNet

Noun lead sheet has 1 sense
  1. lead sheet - a sheet containing the words and melody for a song (and some indication of harmony) written in simple form
    --1 is a kind of
    sheet music

Definitions from the Web

Lead Sheet


A lead sheet is a type of music notation that only contains the melody, lyrics, and chord symbols of a song. It is commonly used in jazz and pop music to provide a basic outline for performers to follow.

Example Sentences:

  1. I need a lead sheet for the song 'Fly Me to the Moon'.
  2. The pianist played the melody from memory, using a lead sheet as a reference for the chords.
  3. The band practiced their improvisation skills by jamming over lead sheets.

Parts of Speech:

  • Noun
  • Verb

Senses and Usages:

  • Noun:
    • A musical notation containing melody, lyrics, and chord symbols.
    • Example: The jazz band played the standard tune based on the lead sheet.
  • Verb:
    • To cover or coat with a thin layer of lead.
    • Example: The craftsmen lead sheet the rooftops to protect them from water damage.

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