6 Studies for Electric Guitar is a series of miniatures that I wrote as technical and composition studies. All of them are based on the approaches and concepts that I am currently exploring in relation to the harmonic system that Oliver Messiaen’s mode 3 gives. It is my hope, that these pieces will provide insight into my curiosity about the inner workings of the guitar and provide material for other players to use as a launchpad to further their own development on the instrument.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the music community experienced an exceptionally unusual period. Many lost their jobs, and for many of us, our economic incomes were significantly diminished, particularly because a substantial portion of cultural workers operate as freelancers. Regrettably, amid this atmosphere of confusion and crisis, I observed that the essence of music began to fade for many, giving way to a pervasive sense of hopelessness.

On the flip side, this situation offered us a unique gift: time. A precious resource that was channeled into reflection and creativity, transforming the music business back into a realm of leisure. In this context, alongside a dear friend and fellow musician, we embarked on a series of music and video sessions that we named “Lockdown Improvisations.” These sessions, conceived from the purest form of improvisation, often incorporate extended techniques and musical effects, adding an even deeper and more experimental dimension to our artistic expression.

It is my sincere hope that you enjoy this artistic offering, born from our shared experience during these challenging times.