Jennifer Batten – who was recently named by Guitar World Magazine as one of the 15 greatest all-star guitar teachers – will once again host a full-day Zoom ‘Deep Dive’ on how to record an album, as part of her Guitar Cloud Symposium educational program. Positive Grid presents this exclusive online course will cover a wide range of topics including creating a concept album, recording an instrumental album and finance and promotion, and anyone can take this one day course regardless of ability or goal. There’s even a half-hour ‘home studio recording techniques’ session scheduled, as well as smaller group sessions for students to enjoy more personalized tuition.

The cost for Jennifer Batten’s Deep Dive is $199. Register for this event at Guitar Cloud Symposium.


Schedule is as follows:

  • 9:00 am to 9:30: Orientation and Q&A
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Vicki Genfan
    Deep Dive into Vicki’s album “UnCovered”
    Original arrangements
    Creative process
    Vocal arrangements
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m. Q&A, break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Gretchen Menn
    The concept album
    Formulating and researching a compelling concept
    Organizational strategies, time and task management
    The compositional process
    Writing for other instruments
    Pulling together a great team
    Getting your music out to the world
  • 12 – 12:30 p.m. Q&A
  • 12:30 – 1:00p.m. Lunch break
  • 1:00 – 1:15 Vicki’s “Move Your Body Body” break
    Positive Grid presents
    Guitar Cloud Symposium Deep Dives™
    Theme – Recording Your Own Album
    Deep Dives Zoom Schedule
  • 1:15 – 2:15 Angela Petrilli
    Finance and Promotion
    Crowd funding
    Promoting an Indie album
  • 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Q&A, break
  • 2:45 – 3:45 Jennifer Batten
    Recording an Instrumental album
    How to make an instrumental album interesting
    Making guitar melodies come alive
    Using sound effects
    Uncluttering your tracks
  • Tay Hoyle 4:15 – 4:45
    Home studio recording techniques
  • 4:45 – 6:00 Break out rooms Q&A
    (Smaller groups with more personal time with instructors)