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The Architecture of Music Volume 1

Book 1, The Architecture of Music - Enhanced Chord and Scale Encyclopedia for the Guitar in Regular E Tuning

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


The Architecture of Music Volume 1 is a comprehensive Chord and Scale Encyclopedia that uses basic music theory to simplify the way chords and scales are thought of, learned, and used. It is an oddity guitar chord and scale encyclopedia that contains 10 root position and 10 negative chords, all the possible 4th-tone (add) variations of them, and all the possible ways to play them. In all, there are 180 chords to be explored. It contains five scales in each key and each scale contains complete lists of chords included in the book that can be played with every note, in every scale, in every key.

Negative chords are a somewhat new concept to music theory which are explained in the Chord, Scale, and Modes Lessons portion of the books' companion website: Essentially, negative chords are the harmonic opposites of the 10 root position chords. Commonly known as 2nd inversions in traditional music theory, a negative chord naming nomenclature has been used in this book to name the negative chords in lieu of using 2nd inversion chord names to make clear the negative chord relationship between two chords including negative (add) variations.

Please note. The ePUB version of this book does not display correctly in the iBooks app on an Apple computer. Its intended use is on the iPad.


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Customer Reviews

Excellent work

This book is an excellent piece of work. The graphic illustrations that accompany the chapters add depth and style to an already well researched manuscript. Highly recommended.

Incredible book

Comprehensive, easy to understand illustrations. Just awesome


This book really helped my guitar playing thanks!

The Architecture of Music Volume 1
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Music
  • Published: Jul 07, 2015
  • Publisher: Greg Aranda, Architect
  • Seller: Greg Aranda
  • Print Length: 177 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Architecture of Music
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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