I recently learned a new way to communicate music in a little more user friendly manner. Its called the nashville number system. It works like this. We use chord tones as bass players a lot and its a real pain in the ass to remember what the 3rd and 5th of each chord is. However the interval between all the chord tones is the same no matter what key/chord your playing in. So rather then think of it as specific notes you would think of it has the chord positions. A major chord would be written down like this 1357 Minor 1b357 and so forth. Basically by adding flats and sharps to the specific chord tones you can construct any chord you want in any key as long as you remember the the intervals. How many other people use this language when they play?