Awesome stuff. Now Im beginning to grasp what is meant by context. Now I'm still confused about written chord harmony and melody. Stick Player explained something to me about this but am still a little unclear: If I have Cmaj7 written above the measure as the indicated harmony, I thought that the only notes that can be used in the melody are C,E,G,B since that is what a Cmaj7 chord is. Stick player mentioned that it depends what the key is. But in the key of G major, Cmaj7 still used the notes C,E,G,B. My main question is that how come sometimes the notes in the harmony do not match the notes in the melody?? I once saw a piece of music for the bass where it was in the key of C with the first measure stating that the harmony was Cmaj7 and the notes used in the melody were G,F,E,D,. There is no F or D in a Cmaj7 chord........and how come their is not root C in the melody??