Sometimes, less truly is more. If you don't believe this adage, then you haven't yet heard of The Acoustic Guitar Project. Few have.
On a whim in April 2012, the project's founder, Dave Adams, decided to equip one of his many musician friends with an acoustic guitar and a handheld recorder. Adams told his friend to take a week to write and record a song, using only the provided equipment. When the week was over, he instructed the songwriter to sign the guitar with a magic marker and pass it off, with the same instructions, to another musician.
Adams' guitar, an acoustic Takamine, has been traveling around New York City since April, providing the foundation for what has become known as The Acoustic Guitar Project.
"I just wanted to create something that gave people permission to create something raw," Adams tells Mashable. "We live in an age when everyone has access to so much production equipment that...it's almost unheard of not to produce it."
On the New Year's Eve leading into 2012, Adams drunkenly told his friends that his resolution was to quit his job and work on an artistic project.
Not a musician himself, Adams came up with an idea to inspire creativity in others. Buoyed by unexpected success, Adams left his full-time job as a copywriter in October.
"All I do is put as much money as I can afford, and every available minute into supporting this mission and making it happen," he says.
This music mission, which now includes three guitars, has spread to other cities around the world. Other than his money and time, Adams really has very little control over the projects. Once he places a guitar into a musician's hands, he has no choice but to sit back and see what develops.( Collapse )This is a really cool project! They have lots of free music on their website. Sry about hotlinking mods<3Source