Some have asked
us, “What is a Ghost Note?”. Ghost Note is defined by Wikipedia as 'a
musical note with a rhythmic value, but no discernible pitch when
played'. Drummers know it as the notes that are played very softly
between the main notes. Though seemingly unnoticed to the listener, they
fill out the beat and add greater dimension and depth to the music.
Ghost Notes aren’t only in the music. To put it succinctly, we all
sense the Ghost Notes -- those gentle, intangible beats tapped out from
countless sources, past and present, that quietly add texture and depth
to our lives. These echoes of the past are more felt than heard --
unnoticed when they are there, but noticed when they are not -- like a
summer breeze, or an inspiration.
In each of our unique journeys,
those Ghost Note beats are with us. And when that journey moves through
Texas, the notes can be as rich and diverse as the history and landscape
itself. They are crafted from the time-tested lessons and adages of the
past, forging new riffs into the future, culminating in their own
distinct rhythm, inescapably linking the old with the new.
brewer, there are Ghost Notes amongst the water, the grains and the
yeast, the wood and the steel, bringing their own story to each batch of
beer. And in each sampling of the beer, these Ghost Notes speak
faintly, imparting their own complexity and texture between the main
notes. And when the notes blend together in synchronized harmony, the
magic of a harmonious whole emerges.
They can be hard to pin down, these Ghost Notes; just be mindful of their existence.