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How to Read Lead Sheets, Part 01: What Is a Leadsheet?

Lead Sheets are transcriptions of songs or tunes that contain the melody, harmony and the basic information required to play the piece; even if you haven't ever heard it before. Think of a lead sheet as an outline of instructions for how to play a song. They are loose guides on how to play something and typically leave many performance choices entirely up to the performer(s).

Lead sheets are incredible learning resources and can also be a lifeline on a gig if you don't know a bunch of Jazz standards by heart, yet.

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