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Camp session: Songwriting & Structure with Ableton Live (Digital Media Academy Vancouver)

Songwriting & Structure with Ableton Live

By: Digital Media Academy Vancouver

About this Program:

  • Day Camp
  • Age 13 - 18 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Music (multi), offers 1 activity
  • 0 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $1,978
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support not available


200 - 1847 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 1J7

Ready to take your productions to the next level? Develop the music theory essentials that turn basic tracks into great songs: key, chord progression, basslines, melody, voice leading and arranging. Develop your self-expression as a lyricist through topic, theme and rhyme. Plus, recap and hone essential MIDI editing, rhythmic and structural skills.

By the end of this course:

Graduate with up to three songs in verse/chorus form demonstrating a clear lyrical message and competent musical elements, accompanied by production notes on the topic, key, chord progressions and rhyme scheme.

Throughout this course:

Deep dive into the following areas of Songwriting & Structure, as meticulously planned by our expert industry professional curriculum designers:

  • Key Signatures
  • Time Signatures
  • Melody & Accompaniment
  • Complete Rhythms
  • Advanced Rhythms
  • Song Sections
  • Song Form
  • Chords in a Major Key
  • Chords in a Minor Key
  • Chord Progressions
  • Basslines
  • Masterclass
  • Song Themes
  • Intro to Lyrics
  • Rhyming Schemes
  • Melody & Voice Leading

This course forms part of Digital Media Academy’s Tech Accelerator program, our year-round, online, sequential learning journey for 13-18-year-olds. Tech Accelerators fuse expert instruction with real-world partnerships to get you university- and industry-ready. Over 8 Levels, you’ll curate a portfolio of Real-world Client Briefs from our leading tech and creative partners, attend Industry Masterclasses, get one-to-one Pro Mentor support and build a Career Network. Tech Accelerators: Fuel your 21st-century career.


  • Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
  • Built-in or external microphone
  • Built-in or external speakers or headphones
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)



Join us on the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia for an immersive on-campus learning experience. Outside of your course-specific lesson times, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and gain a better understanding of life after high school.

Session Dates and Rates:

Date TBD
Vancouver, BC
450 Serra Mall

Time TBD
Cost TBD


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Music Recording
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Learn how to compose songs!
Ready to take your productions to the next level? Develop the music theory essentials to turn basic tracks into great songs.


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