WATCH: Green Day's Mike Dirnt Gives Incredible Advice to Aspiring Musicians

August 31, 2017
Greenday: Billy Joel Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool at the 2016 American Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California

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Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt is the focus of the latest episode of “String Theory,” Ernie Ball’s web series that tells the story of how different musicians found their sound.

For Dirnt, he really got into his groove through the use of multiple instruments, with his beginnings as a guitar player … and a piano player. But, as bass spoke to him, he took that up as his instrument of choice.

Playing multiple instruments is a part of Dirnt’s message for young, aspiring musicians. Find out why in the interview below, and watch Dirnt play classic Green Day bass lines and share some more sound advice for anyone looking toward a future in music.

What do you think? Do you agree with the advice he’s giving?