UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY
In this course you will learn:
RHYTHMIC STRUCTURE AND DRUM PROGRAMMING
Learn how beats in various genres are composed rhythmically, and how manipulating drums rhythmically will add groove and feeling to your song.
MELODIES, CHORDS, BASSLINES
Understand how scales, chords, and intervals form the basis of music composition, and learn piano basics to compose a strong melody, chord progression, and bassline.
Explore the most common song structure types in popular and electronic music, and learn how to apply structure to your own tracks by analyzing tracks by successful producers.
INSTRUMENTATION & ARRANGEMENT
Learn to choose instruments according to range, timbre, and function, to best express the mood of your track, and arrange parts in a cohesive way.
TENSION, RELEASE, THROUGH VARIATION
Learn how to keep your track interesting through the use of variation, applying effective techniques to create tension and release.
TRANSITIONS & FINISHING TOUCHES
Discover how creating smooth transitions and ear candy will add the final polish to your arrangement, and add finishing touches to your track.
343 Labs is an Ableton certified school. Master the fundamentals of music theory and composition in this essential course, so that you can express your ideas quickly and accurately, and learn how to arrange them into a finished track.
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where ever you are
Taking classes online with us allows you to learn remotely from where ever you are, learning from the same great instructors that teach at our New York City location.
Every course is held virtually with your instructor via video conferencing technology, which means classes are fully interactive, you can ask questions just like you would in an in-person class, and you’ll get feedback from your instructor right there on the spot. In addition, all classes are recorded, so if you ever miss a class, or want to go back to review a concept, you can.
We also have numerous online platforms available for students to engage with fellow students and teachers throughout the week, giving you the support you need to achieve your goals.
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Online Livestream Events
We host Masterclasses, Feedback Sessions, The NYC Ableton User Group, Open Showcases, and many more music events all year around.
What students say
I took an Intro to Ableton Live course to learn production. As a very fresh producer and DJ I was able to accelerate my learning of the tool and make progress in finding my sound. The instruction was particularly notable – the community format is great for getting feedback on material, and works well especially for those who learn best in an interactive environment.
This was such an amazing learning experience. The class was small, intimate and welcoming. The teachers were super helpful and always around before and after class for additional advice and questions. I took the Ableton Live Summer Intensive and would recommend to anyone looking to deep dive into this powerful program. I'm now off into my own musical journey!
The instructors at 343 are outstanding. True professionals who are masters at the software they are teaching. Highly recommended. I've done both in-person and remote online courses, and had great experiences with both.
Ready to level up?
Our goal is to provide our students with the highest level of music education, pairing some of the most experienced instructors in the industry with a highly specialized curriculum. Class sizes are small, ensuring an intimate learning experience for our students, and taught using the latest music technology. In addition, we provide our students with a supportive and engaged community of artists, producers, and performers with weekly events to build relationships, network, and continue learning.
- More Ableton Certified Trainers than any school worldwide
- Real-time instruction, student questions, and feedback
- Intimate class sizes (roughly 5 students) ensuring maximum student/instructor interaction
- Motivation and inspiration from experienced instructors with real industry success
- Online community forums to ask questions outside of the classroom and meet peers and collaborate
- Daily free community events
- 40% discount on Ableton Live
- 20% discount on Ableton Push