I didn’t think I’d ever learn music theory until I talked with Bill Hilt. It was a Sunday afternoon at Chipotle in Clintonville where he took out a pen and started writing on a napkin. He began showing me the math and science behind the reality of music.
I’ll be honest, he moved pretty fast on that napkin. I don’t remember everything he showed me. But in that 5 minutes Bill Hilt became the Bill Nye of music. He opened my eyes, man. It was in that moment that I realized I’d probably learn music theory if I could learn it fast, and with my friends… Enter CSA. Enter music theory workshop. Enter fun challenge:
Learn the Realities of Music
3 sessions, 2 hours each.
Nov, 8, 15, 22 at 4-6pm.
Just 40 bucks for the whole thing.
After Bill did the napkin thing, I called up Diane Boston from Columbus Folk Music Society. Their organization agreed to split the cost of a cool room at the Jazz Academy (Lincoln Theatre) that has about 15 computers with midi keyboards. Easy. Meant to be. Bill is going to lead us in ““Exploring the Universe of the Principles of Music, Including Practical Music Theory”. Again, I’m inviting our friends, songwriters, musicians, and composers to come together and take the challenge.
It might be a creative struggle and mental challenge for me, but I’m going to weather it with my friends. Throw in $40 and join me. Let’s learn something new. Are you with me?
— Joey Hendrickson
Founder of Columbus Songwriters Association