Guitarist Cameron Mizell

New York Guitarist & Composer

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"Barter" for Solo Guitar

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Here's another one of my new tunes, written for the Negative Spaces album. This, like many of the pieces written for my next album, came to me when I was away from my guitar. I kept singing the melodies or grooves in my head until I felt like they were in the most "pure" state of melody, and then I would pick up the guitar and sort it all out. "Barter" just happened to be a very simple, G minor groove, something much simpler than I probably would have written with an instrument in my hands. In a way, that's where the title comes from. Trading any sort of attempt at writing something clever--usually based on idiomatic licks for the guitar--for something memorable.