Music Theory and Composition for Producers


Oct 13th 2020
18:00 – 20:00


Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park
The Creators Lab

In this workshop 343 Labs founder and Ableton Certified Trainer, Max Wild gives participants an overview of music theory, and how it represents an essential tool to get musical ideas out quickly and efficiently during composition.

Learning to navigate music software is the first step to making music digitally, but in order to compose a strong melody or chord progression, a foundation in rhythmic structure, scales, and harmony is essential. This workshop will demonstrate these techniques and break them down step-by-step, to give participants a basic understanding of this topic.

What will participants learn?

Participants will gain an insight into how music theory forms the basis of music composition, and how a basic understanding of music theory accelerates musical expression.

Requirements: No prior music production knowledge needed.

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Topics covered in this workshop:

  • Major and minor keys
  • Scales
  • Triads and chords
  • What makes a strong melody
  • Chord progressions
  • Basslines
  • Rhythmic structure
  • Getting musical ideas out quickly
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 About the Speakers
 About the Speakers
 About the Speakers

343 Labs is NYC’s leading music production school, and is opening a second location in Berlin this summer. It is an Ableton Certified Training Center, with some of the most accomplished producers on it’s roster, including Abe Duque, John Selway, Claire Lim, and Max Wild. Find more information at

Max Wild is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist and Ableton Certified Trainer, with degrees from leading conservatories in the UK and NYC. He is one of the co-founders of 343 Labs, and was a long-time instructor at Dubspot and the Manhattan School of Music. His music merges electronic with acoustic sounds, showcasing his diverse musical influences from jazz, Brazilian, to electronic.

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