In today’s podcast episode, our guest Keith Martin of Fret Science shared his journey with us from being a computer scientist to becoming a guitar teacher. He goes into detail about how he applied some concepts from his computer science background to learning guitar and teaching, as well as some of the ways that he applies this knowledge on his lessons. He also tells the story of how he quickly grew his YouTube channel from 0 subscribers to 14,000+ within just 2 months through using data-driven lessons and helpful content creation tools.
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Keith Martin earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. By day, he’s an engineering manager at a leading science/engineering software company. His website and YouTube channel, Fret Science, is dedicated to reducing the amount of memorization and repetitive practice needed to fluently navigate the guitar fretboard. He uses insights from cognitive and computer science to teach the building blocks of music – triads, arpeggios, and scales – in ways that can be understood in minutes and easily recalled from memory, so that you’ll never need to look at a scale or chord diagram again.
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