written and recorded live
in one week
How It Works
One GuitarEach participating city has its own guitar. Every season, we choose five new local musicians to write an original song on their city's guitar.
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One WeekEach musician has one week to write their original song and record it live. Musicians can only use the guitar and handheld recorder we provide. No editing is allowed.
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One SongWhen a musician finishes their song, they sign the guitar and take a picture with it. Musicians also shoot a video talking about their song. When all five musicians have finished their songs, there is a concert.
The Acoustic Guitar Project is a global music platform — and concert series — that inspires musicians to write an original song and record it live in one week.
- To inspire creativity by simplifying its process to the bare essentials
- To encourage a deeper connection between the artist and their art
- To tell truthful, meaningful stories
How it works
We choose a city, and five local musicians, and provide them with an acoustic guitar and a simple recorder.
Each musician has one week to write an original song and record it live. No editing is allowed. Musicians also shoot a video describing their experience and/or song.
Each musician signs the guitar and takes picture with it. We upload their song, their picture and video to the site. Then, the guitar is passed on to the next artist in that city.
When all five musicians have completed their songs, there is a concert. During the performance, each musician plays the song they wrote for the project and tells the story behind it.
You can help!
Like what TAGP is all about? We want your help. Check out the many ways you can help support the mission
Film Crew — Nashville/Austin
David Morrison — Director and Cinematographer
Charlie Steen — First Camera
Cruce Grammatico — Sound
Dan Pesta — Production Assistant
Film Crew — Detroit
Charlie Steen — Cinematography
Cruce Grammatico — Sound
Film Crew — Haiti
Jon Bougher — Cinematography/Sound
Kohl Threlkeld — Cinematography/Sound/Interviews
Christian Aramy — Production/Interviews/Sound
Film Crew — New York
Todd Leatherman — Cinematography/Sound
TV Show Video Editing
You Can Help!
Anything you can provide helps to keep the project alive. We accept donations via PayPal.
Curate a Project
Want to pick the musicians and organize the concert in your city? Be a curator for TAGP. Check out what’s required and contact us if you’re interested
TAGP needs help with promotions and artist relations. Contact us if you think you’re up for the task.
Take Pictures/Shoot Video
We love nice pictures and well-shot video. Contact us if you’d like to take an album cover picture or shoot video of a musician.
Want to help make TAGP happen? Be a sponsor. Contact us about opportunities.
Provide a Venue for a Concert
Are you a venue owner? Or maybe you run house concerts? TAGP is always looking for spaces to put on shows. Please contact us if you have a space to provide.