He also occasionally plays a fretless bass and The Chapman Stick. It depends which type of song he's playing. Myung can play the monster chops, as moroboshi says, however, he can also do some beautiful, wonderfully understated fretless bass playing for soft ballads like Through Her Eyes and Hollow Years. His fretless bass playing is a lot more emotive than his six-string, and it's hard to believe that they are both being played by the same person. He is also responsible for some of Dream Theater's best lyrics, as on Learning to Live, Trial of Tears and Fatal Tragedy, although Dream Theater's lyrics, to be honest, are not up to the standard of their music.