Cris: You guys play large venues, where you could argue, depending on how good the sound engineer is, most of what people hear from you are the quarter notes. And yet a lot of this stuff that you are studying … you have a lot of the ghost notes and such. Do you still throw those in during live performances?
Ben Sesar (drummer for Brad Paisley): Oh yeah! Cause I can hear it. It's not my problem if you can't hear it. And that's just part of my playing, naturally. The ghost note thing. I have always just been a fan of that sound because it makes it feel otherworldly, like there's more people playing. Keith Carlock is a great example of that. It sounds tribal. It's very rhythmic and it's cool. And even if they are not heard, but felt, it's helping me subdivide. It's all part of the time keeping.
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