Big Bad Bill wrote:
The chord is brackets after N.C. tells you what the melody suggests would be the appropriate underlying chord.
I could be wrong, but I belive N.C. means: A directive placed over a note (or a series of notes) in a composition signifying that the note (s) should be performed without accompaniment. This is typically found in popular music notation with either a melody with chordal accompaniment, two-staff score with chordal accompaniment, or a simple chord progression. N.C. is the abbreviated form of No Chord
Again, BBB is saying something. I'm just a bass player with google. My gut tells me we are both 'right'. He simply said it more simply.