John Myung is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #84 – John Myung.
Who is John Myung?
One of the bass players that I really wanted to speak with when we first decided to launch Groove – The No Treble Podcast over seven years ago was Dream Theater‘s John Myung. When I first heard the advance cassette of Images & Words back in 1992, I was blown away by his ability to hold the complex groove of this progressive metal group along with his ability to turn riffs and melodies into a lead sound, while matching the musical prowess of his astonishing bandmates. Those who are Dream Theater fans (like me) know this: It’s hard to know who to watch when you see Dream Theater live. Each member is a beast in their own right. John, primarily, speaks through his playing. Interviews with him are few and far between, and he is known as being quiet, introspective, reflective… and person of a few words. John uses many different techniques to play (three finger attacks to slapping and popping and beyond) and has proven himself on over fifteen studio albums with close to fifteen million albums sold that sit next to three Grammy nominations and countless accolades for his bass playing excellence. Most recently, the band issued a new album, A View From The Top of the World, with a pending tour for the new year. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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