The Architecture of Music Volume 1: Enhanced Chord and Scale Encyclopedia for the Guitar in Regular E Tuning

Greg Aranda, Architect

The Architecture of Music Volume 1 is an oddity guitar chord and scale encyclopedia. It contains 10 root position and 10 negative chords and all the possible 4th-tone (add) variations of them. In all, there are 180 chords to be explored. There are 5 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: Negative chords are the harmonic opposite 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.

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About the author

Greg Aranda ia an architect, artist, musician, and author who resides in Austin, TX. He spent over ten years researching and writing The Architecture of Music Volumes 1-4. More information about the author can be found on his website:

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Greg Aranda, Architect
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Jul 7, 2015
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Music / General
Music / Instruction & Study / Theory
Music / Musical Instruments / Guitar
Music / Reference
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