The Axesense Guitar Method: Book 1

Gordon Kahan


The Axesense Guitar Method is designed to simultaneously teach the student to play guitar and to understand how music theory can be visualized on the guitar. This is a special Soundslice course that comes with a PDF book. If you purchase this course, you’ll get a downloadable PDF.

Written almost entirely in the key of G, this course will teach you all the fundamental scales to be able to play up and down the neck, most of the essential chords necessary to approach just about any song, and the concept of “The Modes” and how to apply them to the fingerboard. Each lesson has a corresponding video, and each lesson is designed to be a little more difficult than the previous one. That said, feel free to jump around.

87 minutes across 47 parts

Axesense Vol. 1 Explained Free
Dorian Jam in A - An Example of Axesense Theory and Technique Free
Physiology - Hand Positioning, Guitar Positioning, etc. Free
Exercise #1 - Chromatic Scale
Exercise #2 - Power Chords
Exercise #3 - Major Scale On One String
Exercise #4 - Major Scale - Quarter Notes
Exercise #5 - Major Scale - Eighth Notes
Exercise #6 - Twinkle Melody
Exercise #7 - Twinkle Chords
Exercise #8 - Barre Chords w/ Roots on 6th and 5th Strings
Exercise #9 - Note Finding Exercise
Exercise #10 - Alternating Bass Notes
Exercise #11 - Country Solo (for over Alternating Bass Notes)
Exercise #12 - G Natural Minor (Aeolian) 2-Octave Scale
Exercise #13 - B Minor Etude
Exercise #14 - B Minor Lead
Exercise #15 - G Minor Pentatonic Scale
Exercise #16 - 12-Bar Blues (Key of A) w/ 7th Chords
Exercise #17 - Simple Blues Lead (Key of A)
Exercise #18 - Rockin' 12-Bar Blues (Key of A)
Exersice #19 - Rockin' Blues (Key of A; Movable Forms)
Exercise #20 - Traditional Rock/Blues Lead (Key of A)
Exercise #21 - Thirds on the 6th-String (Key of G)
Exercise #22 - Thirds on the 5th-String (Key of C)
Exercise #23 - Thirds on the 4th-String (Key of F)
Exercise #24 - Thirds on the 2nd-String (Key of D)
Exercise #25 - Thirds on the 3rd-String (Key of A)
Exercise #26 - Triad Arpeggios (Key of G)
Exercise #27 - Triad Chords (Key of G)
Exercise #28 - "Sleep Waltz"
Exercise #29 - "Sleep Waltz" Lead
Exercise #30 - A Dorian 1-Octave Scale
Exercise #31 - A Dorian 2-Octave Scale
Exercise #32 - A Dorian Vamp
Exercise #33 - A Dorian Lead
Exercise #34 - B Phrygian 2-Octave Scale
Exercise #35 - B Phrygian Vamp
Exercise #36 - B Phrygian Lead
Exercise #37 - C Lydian Vamp
Exercise #38 - C Lydian 2-Octave Scale
Exercise #39 - C Lydian Lead
Exercise #40 - D Mixolydian 2-Octave Scale
Exercise #41 - D Mixolydian Lead
Exercise #42 - F# Locrian Vamp
Exercise #43 - F# Locrian 2-Octave Scale
Exercise #44 - F# Locrian Lead

About Gordon Kahan

Gordon Kahan has been teaching guitar lessons professionally for over 25 years. A former student of Joe Satriani, I began teaching at Guitar Trader in San Diego, CA, in 1988. I also studied music at the University of California at San Diego and am an expert transcriber.

A veteran of many bands, playing both original and cover music, I am adept at many styles but specialize in Rock, Metal, Blues and Classical. Later in my career I studied Jazz with the very talented Lorn Leber (Jerry Garcia Band).

While I love playing and performing my primary focus has always been teaching guitar. Many of my former students have gone on to have exceptional professional careers, including Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy), Scott Henson (bassist for the "Glee" band), and several others who make their living writing and performing music.

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