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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Lead Guitar
Simply a guitar, usually electric that has been set up to play an overriding melody or guitar
lick over and above the backing track. It may have some effects such as distortion to help distinguish it from the rhythm guitar (for example: Eric Clapton's playing in "Layla"). The feel of a lead guitar can be quite 'vocal', and added effects can give it incredible drive and intensity.

Lick
A lick is a musical phrase,
melody, passage or capability that a lead can call upon in moments of spontaneity or planned progressions. They are able to play quickly, easily and blend with the music in such a manner that the phrase will always fit. When the spotlight falls on Keith Richards on stage you can bet hes about to lick.





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