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Most of my playing style is very on point - the tapping, just by nature of being rhythmic, is tight - so I'd like to explore something looser and less precise.

Most of my playing style is very on point - the tapping, just by nature of being rhythmic, is tight - so I'd like to explore something looser and less precise.

Music is entirely subjective. I was thinking that for myself, for songwriting and what I like to listen to, to help motivate me as a songwriter, as a musician, there are certain things I lean towards and certain things I don't. ---->>>

I was listening to a lot of math rock-y type bands do lots of complex stuff and I couldn't figure out how they were doing it. Then I realized that sometimes they were finger tapping, so I started messing around doing it. ---->>>

People assume I sell a lot more records than I actually do. I really don't sell any. ---->>>

I know of dude-bands who've brought big, crazy dogs on tour. Everybody loves their animal. ---->>>

Mainstream to me equals boring, so I don't want to be doing that. ---->>>

I had been wanting to give guitar lessons to girls because I feel like women tend to use their voice as the starting point for a song and learn a few chords, and then it ends there because then they just use their voice to flesh out a song. ---->>>

For stage I try to dress down, because I want people to take me seriously. ---->>>

I don't want to be seen as this math-rock geek. ---->>>

Lightning Bolt and Hella are two bands I listen to, and there's a lot of finger tapping going on there. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-18, 1976
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Occupation: Musician

Marnie Stern is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. She has garnered acclaim for her technical skill and tapping style of guitar play. Stern is also a current member of The 8G Band from the show Late Night with Seth Meyers.(wikipedia)