This week, we’re joined by John Myung, a bass player whose high-school friendship with one John Petrucci would lead to the formation of one of the most successful and long-running prog metal bands of all time—Dream Theater. Speaking with host Josh Paul, John tells us all about the band’s origins at the Berklee College of Music, his discovery of the 6-string bass, how he constructs his bass lines to fit into the group's intricate symphonies, and more.
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The Bass Freqs Podcast brings you the unique perspectives and insights of bass players—the backbone of every band. Hosted by lifelong recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), each episode features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. Get the direct lowdown on how they got their start, how they approach their role as the driving force of a song, what gear they use, and what it takes to perform at the highest level.
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