CD Overtones – 12 Songs • 12 Vintage Guitars

With your help, I can make my musical dream come true and release a solo guitar album recorded with historical instruments. Thus, you will be able to experience the acoustic, visual and historical value of some beautiful guitars.

Author: Ondra Kozák

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In the beginning, there was an enchantment and a bold idea.

In 2017, I became friends with a gentleman from Germany who owns a collection of old instruments. He is a musician and luthier too so the uniqueness of the collection is also in the great playability of all guitars.  I've never been a gear fanatic but I was so amazed by these guitars that I felt it's not enough to play them just once for a short while. And since I've always been looking for challenges on my musical journey, I decided to record an album which would feature different guitar in each song using mostly the flatpicking technique. No vocals, no other instruments, so that the sound of each guitar can really stand out. 

Enough dreaming, get down to work...

Some songs are very old, older than the oldest guitar I used. Some were written just a few years ago. There are several traditional fiddle tunes arranged in an unusual way, a few original compositions that I wrote, 2 medleys that are tributes to my biggest guitar heroes, one pop song and one composition by the impressionist Claude Debussy. During the process of arranging songs, I experienced wonderful adventures while trying to find ways to play diverse material on solo guitar using a flatpick. Surprisingly, I always found a way and I can share it with you because I have written down all arrangements and a TAB book for all songs is part of this project. Practicing, recording, and postproduction of this project was also different from what I am used to from working in a band. I had to fight for every note on the record, there's nobody to hide behind. 

... and the result is already on the horizon

I hope this project will attract the attention of musicians, especially guitar players since it embodies part of the history of this beautiful instrument. However, my intention from the beginning was to make a record that will speak to all people who like music. To make music rather than an exhibition of technical skill. 

It all took and will take a lot of time and energy but also quite some money. Therefore I have launched a crowdfunding campaign which you can consider as a presale of the album but also a chance to get other rewards. Some of them are exclusive since they are closely related to this project and the instruments used for it and you can't get them anywhere else but through this campaign (documentary from behind the scenes, bonus videos of two songs filmed with the owner of the collection or a photo book with 110 historical instruments).

I feel that today's world doesn't allow people to focus on a complex task and enjoy the resulting satisfaction. However, the work on this project provided just that. I didn't record just accidental picking and improvisation. I believe that this is music I once will be proud of because I put the best of myself into it and that the project has long lasting value. At least for me, it has and if you decide to become part of it, I will appreciate it very much. Thank you in advance. 

Who am I and what do I do?

I'm a freelance musician. My first instrument was violin but for 25 years now, acoustic guitar has been my life companion. With it, I sing, compose, arrange, teach, record, and write music. You can learn more about me here.

What will the collected money be used for?

The funds collected in this campaign will be used for studio equipment, travel expenses, graphic design, manufacturing of CDs, booklet and tab book, author royalties and costs associated with the campaign.

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Jun 9, 2019 La fille aux cheveux de lin

Another song from the album: Claude Debussy's The Girl with the Flaxen Hair https://youtu.be/rnaeldDzVCI

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Jun 2, 2019 Bonus videos recorded with the owner of the guitars

You've Got a Friend – one of the two songs I recorded with F.L.O. – the owner of all the guitars I used on the album. The full video is a part of the bonus content that you can get for contributing in the crowdfunding campaign. Thank you for your support! 💙 F.L.O. is a luthier and we use guitars…

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    Become part of the project by contributing with an arbitrarily large sum. Your reward will be my personal thanks and the possibility to suggest the name of one song on the album (the first one on the video for the campaign). At the end of May, I will select one.

     

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    You will get a photo book (100 pages), which documents all guitars used on the album and almost 100 other instruments in the same collection (guitars, other stringed instruments, and accordions). The accompanying text of the book is in German. Of course, you will also get the album with booklet and dedication, bonus videos (2 songs and the video documentary) and a tab book for all songs on the album.

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