My question is one of the scale persuasion. I play mostly contemporary church music in my youth groups praise band, and while i've found that It's not diffucult at all to play root notes, i want to wander from that and make the music more interesting. My question is, when playing a song and the guitarist is playing chords, what notes are "ok" to use apart from the root? can i use any notes from the root's scale? When the guitarist is playing amaj can i play anything from that scale? and then when the next chord is say...dmin can i use all the notes from that scale also? How do i know what scales to use and what notes in the scales are ok? possibly my question has more to do with key. but mainly i'm confused. thank you for any answers! B!