The Architecture of Music

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The Architecture of Music Volume 1.0 is forthcoming and will be available by print on demand.

The forthcoming Architecture of Music Volume 1.0 is a combined guitar and piano chord and scale encyclopedia that introduces two new diagrams to music theory that visually describe the sound, architecture, and relationships of notes in chords, scales, and modes. It is a trove of useful reference information that can be turned to and explored for years. The book documents the 27 root chords and inversions, all the possible 4th-tone add variations of them, and all the possible ways to play them on each instrument. In all, there are some 300 chords to be explored. The book is also designed in such a way that makes exploring chords simple, fun, and easy, and teaches a method of searching for and exploring chords.

It includes five scales in each key and for the first time, complete root position, 1st and 2nd inversion, and add variation chord lists for every note, in every scale, in every key. There is no resource in the world that has organized and documented this many chords or designed such an efficient way for exploring chords and scales. The book is intended for people of all ages from beginner to advanced who want to expand their chord and scale vocabulary as well as gain a basic understanding of music theory. For more information and excerpts from the book, click on the Chord, Scale, and Modes Lessons link above.

The Architecture of Music Volume 1.0 Cover

 

Volumes 1 & 2: Guitar Chord and Scale Encyclopedias

The Architecture of Music Volume 1

If you are interested in negative harmony and negative chords this book documents them well.

Available in pdf and epub format, 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 this website and 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.

 

The Architecture of Music Volume 2

Available in pdf and epub format, The Architecture of Music Volume 2 is an expanded guitar scale encyclopedia that builds on the scales found in Volume 1. It contains 38 scales and includes all mode information and complete chord lists of root position, negative chords, and add variations that can be found in Volume 1 for every note, in every scale, in every key. When combined with Volume 1, the books represent the most complete guitar chord and scale encyclopedias on the market. To see all the scales included in this book click on the link below.

The Architecture of Music V2 Table of Contents

 

Volumes 3 & 4: Piano Chord and Scale Encyclopedias

The Architecture of Music Volume 3

If you are interested in negative harmony and negative chords this book documents them well.

Available in pdf and epub format, The Architecture of Music Volume 3 is an oddity piano 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 this website and 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.

 

The Architecture of Music Volume 4

Available in pdf and epub format, The Architecture of Music Volume 4 is an expanded piano scale encyclopedia that builds on the scales found in Volume 3. It contains 38 scales and includes all mode information and complete chord lists of root position, negative chords, and add variations that can be found in Volume 3 for every note, in every scale, in every key. When combined with Volume 3, the books represent the most complete piano chord and scale encyclopedias on the market. To see all the scales included in this book, click the link below.

The Architecture of Music V4 Table of Contents