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After taking violin lessons from the age of five, he started playing bass guitar at fifteen. After graduating from high school, he and Petrucci enrolled at the Berklee College of Music , where they met Mike Portnoy. Style[ edit ] Myung mainly uses a two or three finger picking style in his playing.
He sometimes uses slapping and popping on some songs, such as "The Dark Eternal Night", and also uses tapping and harmonics in his bass playing. Myung uses both tapping and fingerstyle to play the Chapman Stick. Myung wrote the lyrics to one song per album from Images and Words to Metropolis Pt. As a result, the band eventually imposed an unwritten lyric rule that required lyrics to be "properly formed, phrased, constructed, etc.
The StingRay his main live instrument in that period was customized with an added front pickup driving a clean bass amp, while the bridge signal was sent to the effects chain.
These can be seen in videos from Images and Words and heard on Live at the Marquee. He has primarily used six-string basses ever since. For the Awake album and tours, Myung used basses produced by a small company formed by former Tobias luthier Nicholas Tung. Myung owned at least three of the only instruments constructed, two "Wingbass II Bolt-on" six-strings one Natural and one Sunburst , and one "Wingbass II Hybrid a "half neck-through". The natural-finish Wingbass II was his main live instrument in this period, and all three appear in his "Progressive Bass Concepts" instructional video.
A bolt-on bass with alder body with flame-maple top, 35" scale, and "Infinity" dot inlay on the fretboard, various Red and Blue RBX6JM models were thereafter his main studio and live instruments until , although he experimented with a Hamer 8-string bass and Music Man StingRay five-string while recording Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.
Switch to Music Man[ edit ] John Myung in Footage from the recording of Systematic Chaos in showed Myung playing various Music Man basses. On July 23, , Sterling Ball announced that Myung was moving to Music Man, writing that "John has fallen in love with the prototypes that we made of the Bongo 6 and is now playing them exclusively. The finished product was a bass with a 6-string body but with the 6 strings accommodating a 5-string neck, resulting in a tighter string spacing.
Dream Theater sources report that the Stick routinely comes into the studio and has sometimes made it so far as tracking the song "Home" from Scenes from a Memory originally featured it , but it has not made the mix since Falling into Infinity. He has also used Moog Taurus 3 Bass Pedals since The other split goes to Little Labs Voice of God.
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