lead guitar

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July 6, 2022

The lead guitar, first guitar or melodic guitar ("Lead guitar", in English) fulfills the function of "adorning" with motifs, executing melodic lines, plucking and, mainly, solos (for which it is customary to label it "solo guitar") . The tendency is to take more advantage of the high register of the instrument, with a biting tone that often mimics the expressiveness of the human voice. The term refers to the particular use of the guitar and not to its construction (depending on the role of the musician, the function that the guitar will adopt). It is a complement to rhythm guitar.