Cris: What drives you to keep making these big changes in your drumming technique?
Ben Sesar, drummer for Brad Paisley: There are benefits to it. To make life easier. It's funny. You have to go through a whole forest of crap in order to get to the easy part.
With me, nothing physical comes easy. Maybe it's that way for everybody, but it's really a lot of over and over and over …
Cris: Building up muscle memory?
Ben: Yeah. Especially when you are talking about the faster stuff. I would get to a certain point and then I would be like, “Well, how much do I really use that anyway?” And I'd put it down. Then I would noodle around and I would pick it up and I would be like, “Oh! I'm a little better at that. Let's keep going.” So I've just sort of added it slowly into my routine.