I bought a great series of books on Jazz Guitar. From beginner to intermediate to 2 expert books (one on improv, the other on chord melody). Each chapter is broken down into 2 sections: one focused on chords and harmony and the other on scales and improv. Very well thought out and written. Anyway, I jumped ahead to the sections on chord melody. I completely understand the concept of putting the melody at the highest note, and playing chords with the melody notes on top. Use all the good jazz chord subs, and you're ready to go. HOWEVER, this all sounds great when using a melody based on a major/minor scale. But at some point in the book, the author starts using example songs where the melody doesn't sound anything like a melody. In some songs, it's borderline haphazard and random: strange intervals, tritones, chromatics. Almost as if someone randomly picked a set of notes, plays them as quarter notes, and calls is a melody. What am I missing? Do I have to learn to "enjoy" this melody before I "get" jazz?