Re: Need help with chords + harmonizing melodies
Harmony is one of the foundations of a melody.
There is really no way of saying this is right or this is wrong. Sure, in most cases having your sub play something else than the bass is not going to sound pleasant, but that doesn't mean it can't sound good.
Same with chords and melodies. You can't say this is the right way to write. There are many approaches which build melodies from chords, but also ways to make harmonies from melodies, or conceive it both at the same time, or don't use harmonies at all, or no melodies at all.
If it sounds good it is good, no matter what it is or how many "rules" it breaks.