Delve into The Beatles at Classic Rock Camp
Interested in learning more about the essential music of The Beatles? Rhythmix Cultural Works has just the class to satisfy that need. Over four evenings in May and June, celebrated Carnegie Mellon music professor Stephen Schultz will share the secrets of hit songs from the “Fab Four,” arguably one of the most influential bands in rock-and-roll history.
Schultz’s “The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night to Rubber Soul” will explore the influence of classical and world music on the unique compositional styles of talented singer-songwriters John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. Schultz will cover one classic 1960s album during each informative two-hour session: A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Beatles for Sale and Rubber Soul.
“I’ve been teaching a dedicated Beatles class over the past 15 years,” said Schultz. “I love the music of The Beatles and it’s really fun for me to help others discover the variety and depth in their music.”
World music influenced the band during this pivotal period with the introduction of the sitar into “Norwegian Wood” and the Greek influence in “Girl.” “These showed the group’s quest for new and innovative ways to expand what was possible at the time in a rock song,” said Schultz.
For any serious music fan or die-hard Beatles aficionado Schultz’s classes are must-attend events. They take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays May 18 and 25, and June 1 and 8, at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave.
Presale tickets cost $100 for the full four-week session. All ages and drop-ins at $25 per evening are welcome. Learn more at www.rhythmix.org