John Myung (Dream Theater)

As founding member of Dream Theater, John Myung is among the most revered progressive metal bassists on record and on the bandstand.


A harmonic, melodic, compositional, and technical master spanning traditional finger-picking, tapping, harmonics, and use of effects, Myung has greatly expanded the role of the bass much like the players in the bands he idolized growing up in suburban Long Island such as Sir Paul, Geezer Butler, Jaco, and Chris Squire to cite a few.   


Inspired by The Beatles, Black Sabbath, The Who, Rush, Iron Maiden, Yes, Myung is Dream Theater’s lyricist. John reveals his approach to the instrument in his instructional video Progressive Bass Concepts.


Among Myung’s projects outside of Dream Theater include Platypus with Rod Morgenstein, Ty Tabor, and Derek Sherinian, and Jelly Jam with Tabor and Morgenstein.


John Myung Sound & Vision with Dream Theater:

“Dance of the Eternity”

“Pull Me Under”

“Another Day”

Dig John with Jelly Jam “Water”