QUOTE (Pavel @ Feb 9 2007, 07:12 PM)
And here we come again to our theories: Kris sais you can be a composer without having any talent, and i don't agree.
In my opinion if you don't have any imagionation you'll never be able to create some original riff. As i said - i can't teach you to write riffs because than all people in the world would have the same riffs. I can only give you tips, and riffs to practice. After you learn loads of riffs you will eventually find your way to writing riffs. The same happened to me after a few years of playing songs of Blind Guardian, Metallica, Vai, Satch and other bands. You are the one that will have to find your approach to that. And let's not make it a fight - just a discussion.
Btw. these riffs are not the beginners lessons - so i think when you want to learn some lesson - you first check it out and see if you'll be able to play it at all - than you decide to go see it or not. because palm muting and pinch harmonics are covered by Kris in older lessons so when you come to these riffs lessons i presume you already should know how to play with muting and pinch harmonics. Isn't it right?
However you want it, You might be right in assuming that, but I'd prefer one complete stacked video with all the techniques involved covered. The basics of riffs, how to create different riffs (Thrash, death, speed, power metal etc.) What to add to make them interesting. You're saying people discover this themselves but surely it'd be better to speed up the process a notch?
Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against the videos, It's just that they're too 'tab-with-video'. That's all.