011 – Ben Sesar (Part 2): Challenging Practice Techniques, Cymbal Placement, Touring with Brad Paisley
For the last 15 years, Ben Sesar has been the live and studio drummer for Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Paisley. This gig has given Ben a perspective on the music industry that few drummers get to experience. Ben offers his insight and philosophy on the business and what obstacles up and coming drummers might face.
As a teacher, writer and professed life long student himself, Ben comes off as a true journey-man who is constantly looking for answers that plague his active drumming mind. And as a result of the depth of information we cover, we’ve decided to break this podcast into two parts.
In part 2, Ben gets into practice techniques that he’s designed to challenge himself as well as his students. He also explains the reason and origin of his cymbal set up and why they are angled the way they are.
This interview was recorded February 10th, 2015