The Architecture of Music Volume 1

The Architecture of Music Volume 1

By Greg Aranda

  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre : Music
  • FIle Size : 34.16 MB
Score: 4.5
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The Architecture of Music Volume 1 The Architecture of Music is a comprehensive Chord and Scale Encyclopedia that uses Music Theory to simplify the way chords and scales are thought of, learned, and used. It will help you learn and explore chords and scales quicker and more easily, and will help you write and compose music.

Underneath every chord, every scale and every song, there is architecture that is difficult to see and comprehend. And yet, once it is understood, it is impossible not to use. This book is not about style, genre or technique. It is simply the most complete and organized chord and scale encyclopedia ever written.

The book’s diagrams serve to help explore and explain music theory through playing the guitar. It does not teach how to read or write music in standard musical notation. However, the information contained within is universal to all twelve-toned musical instruments and is meant to be used as a comprehensive reference guide and tool for writing and analyzing music.

It is easy to become overwhelmed trying to play a chord for the first time or looking for a scale to play, not to mention the extremely intimidating idea of learning music theory. This book was created to simplify this process, and begin to answer why some chords sound good, some chords sound bad, and which chords sound good together.

Fear not the word “theory.” It is only the all encompassing catch-all word for music that (in it) contains every shred of information that could ever be used to explain the how and why of music and sound. Theory is the physics we cannot see. It is the math we cannot hear. It is the explanation of all, and the proving of nothing. This book, is not a book on theory. All that can be found within, is The Architecture of Music.

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.


  • I Recommend this Book

    By The Indie Community
    Top notch information delivered skillfully and concisely. The author did an amazing job with this, and should be nominated for the Nobel peace prize for giving it away for free.
  • Great visuals

    By ks404
    Worth for the diagrams alone.

    By Maxbugrov
    Seriously, this piece is amazing. I’m really glad that Greg made this beautiful, modern and what I think will be very useful book. Thank you!
  • Detailed, pretty, and free.

    By Bishop Shabazz
    Great design, simple approach, broad target demographic from studied musicians to novices. This book checks all the right boxes.
  • Awesome

    By Ghuttvbgcdsf
    This book really helped my guitar playing thanks!
  • Incredible book

    By Jason Pruitt
    Comprehensive, easy to understand illustrations. Just awesome
  • Excellent work

    By junkstar
    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.