and the second question what about the instrumentation if you had a chord progression would you lay the chords down and throw a melody instrument on top or lay a part of the chord down and use the melody instrument to finish the chord?
example some instruments are used only for melody Such as a flute trumpet or even stuff like a theremin or a lead synth
others have chordal functions to them such as pads pianos and guitars
So for example would you have the piano play Em and have a flute play the 7th of the chord or would you play the Em7th and do something else with the melody?
Im trying to come up with a different way of doing things any help would be appreciated.