Monday, February 15, 2021

Session musician, solo artist and founder of Guitar Cloud Symposium - Jennifer Batten, who has played with Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck and so many others


Online Immersive Learning Course Features Founder Jennifer Batten and Superstar Instructors Nili Brosh, Vicki Genfan, Daniele Gottardo, Mark Lettieri, Gretchen Menn, and David Walliman

FEBRUARY 19 -22, 2021 • Register Here

Portland, OR – February 4, 2021 – The astounding guitarist Dweezil Zappa — who is also the foremost musicologist, interpreter, evangelist, and performer of the Frank Zappa catalog — joins the party at the February 19-22 Guitar Cloud Symposium.

Appearing at an exclusive Monday February 22 hang-out for registrants of the four-day online seminar, Zappa will be available to talk about his legendary father, discuss his Runnin' with the Dweezil podcast on the late Eddie Van Halen, detail the "humane technology" of his Reward Music initiative, share his views on guitar gear and technique, and much more! Free sponsor giveaways are also scheduled during the Dweezil Zappa meet and greet.

Jennifer Batten's acclaimed Guitar Cloud Symposium guitar mastery program teaches deep creative concepts, innovative techniques, and targeted stylistic disciplines — all designed to nurture and empower guitarists who wish to truly advance their skill set on the instrument.

The exclusive February 19-22 curriculum offers the following learning modules and teachers:

Jennifer Batten: The GCS founder and former guitarist for Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck offers Tapping 2.0 Basics (and Going Deeper), Intervallic Playing 2.0, and Enhanced Expression Using the Tremolo Bar and Whammy Pedal.

Nili Brosh: Fresh from joining Danny Elfman's band (and formerly with Tony MacAlpine and Cirque du Soleil), Brosh teaches Aspects of Melodic Soloing (note choice, creating tension and release, emotive articulations through slides and bending techniques, and the fundamentals of phrasing).

Mark Lettieri: The phenomenal Snarky Puppy guitarist reveals his approach to Funk Rhythm Guitar.

David Walliman: Finding Your Hook, Reconnecting to Your Inner Musician and bringing out all the ideas that are inside of you through the guitar.

Daniele Gottardo: Chordal Tapping II, Adding Rhythmic Variety to Your Leads.
Vicki Genfan: Acoustic Percussive Techniques 2.0, Jamming in Open D, Fingerpicking Fundamentals.

Gretchen Menn: Developing Your Ear, Music Theory II: Modes, Harmonics II.

In addition, the February 19-22 Guitar Cloud Symposium session ensures there are ample "question periods" for students to personally interact with the instructors after each module. And, of course, Guitar Cloud Symposium experiences are all about mentoring opportunities and having fun while learning.

The growing GCS community features an active Members Only Facebook page and free monthly Zoom chats for alumni, as well as alumni registration discounts.
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About Guitar Cloud Symposium:
Guitar Cloud Symposium (GCS) is an all-new virtual guitar mastery program, and the brainchild of Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson/Jeff Beck guitarist). GCS was born from her desire to empower the modern musician with lessons learned from her decade-long world tours with Michael Jackson and playing alongside guitar icon Jeff Beck.

One of the early graduates of Musicians Institute (MI), Batten was also an instructor, and became known for her musical versatility, creativity, and innovation, as well as her excellence in guitar education. Jennifer Batten’s Guitar Cloud Symposium instructors are personally vetted by Batten and meet her rigorous criteria. The Guitar Cloud Symposium brings students of all levels a mix of techniques, styles, wisdom, insights, and fun!

The roster of instructors includes Jennifer Batten, Angela Petrilli, Vicki Genfan, Gretchen Menn, Nili Brosh, and Daniele Gottardo, and is quickly growing to include other world-class guitarists. Instructors offer a wealth of knowledge from their onstage experience, in the recording studio, and from their years of teaching musical subjects they are passionate about. Their desire is to connect with players around the globe and help students unlock their creative potential. Learn more:

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