Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro uploaded a new YouTube video where he answers questions asked by fans, including whether singer / guitarist Dave Mustaine uses music theory to compose the band’s songs. You can watch the full video below.
He said Mustaine wasn’t using theory at all. “You have to understand that people are different,” he explains. “A creator can play something and imagine the mountain, the sea, hell, a war … He can relate that riff to a machine gun or can relate that riff to an exploding bomb, in the case of Megadeth. . So some people are like that. Other people need the theory – they need names, they need things to be organized to make sense. That’s why some people really identify with the theory and love theory. I love theory. Other people don’t feel they need theory to compose, to create, because it’s all about the imagination “(as transcribed by Blabbermouth).
In a previous video, Loureiro detailed what he has learned from Mustaine over the years. “I learned by watching him strive to be unstoppable, to be strong, to strive for excellence, to demand excellence from everyone, and everyone offers excellence, made of his better, ”says Loureiro.
Regarding music, Loureiro explains learning “the essence of thrash metal” and how to mix technical elements with a lot of energy. “I think I’m a better rhythm player because I hang out and play with it [Mustaine] for all these years – since 2015 “, he adds.” Also composing – he composes in a very different way than mine. And I think watching and learning his way too. “
Kiko Loureiro on Dave Mustaine Using Music Theory
Kiko Loureiro on lessons learned from Dave Mustaine
Mustaine recently shared a clip from the new Megadeth material, a song called “Life in Hell”, in a Cameo clip for a fan. Fans are still waiting for the sequel to 2016 Dystopia.