123 episodes

This podcast for artist entrepreneurs, co-hosted by professional musicians ThatViolaKid and Trevor Bumgarner, features playful, authentic conversations with artists, influencers, and future titans of the music industry. Because school can’t teach you everything, we fill in the blanks with enthusiastic curiosity and real-life experience.

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Faking Notes Podcast Faking Notes Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 59 Ratings

This podcast for artist entrepreneurs, co-hosted by professional musicians ThatViolaKid and Trevor Bumgarner, features playful, authentic conversations with artists, influencers, and future titans of the music industry. Because school can’t teach you everything, we fill in the blanks with enthusiastic curiosity and real-life experience.

Fake notes 🎶 until you make notes 💸

Fake yourself into our inbox at fakingnotespodcast@gmail.com

    Find Joy in Your Career ft. Time for Three

    Find Joy in Your Career ft. Time for Three

    Ep. 122 - How many chamber ensembles do you know that has two violinists and a double bassist? Oh, and did we mention that they can all sing as well? Time for Three (Charles Yang, Raanan Meyer and Nick Kendall) are truly making their mark as a “one of a kind” string trio, finding fresh and creative ways to intersect classical music with genres such as Americana and Modern Pop. Achieving what no one else has done within the classical music realm, their dazzling virtuosity and infectious joy has led to international acclaim and performances with top orchestras such as The Philadelphia Orchestra, appearances on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, and the creation of their new album "Letters for the Future", released by Deutsche Grammophon. We talk about their experience working on “Letters for the Future”, trusting the process of building a brand, and why singing improves your musicianship.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    !Announcement!

    !Announcement!

    We're working on the next season but would love your feedback! We'll be releasing some 'classic' episodes along the way.
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    How to Kiss Ass and Influence People - Essential Skills for Musicians

    How to Kiss Ass and Influence People - Essential Skills for Musicians

    Ep. 121 - We end Season 3 with an extensive overview of Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People. We dive deep into the framework of being likable, being a good leader, and winning people to your way of thinking while including real world examples, personal experiences, and important correlations to why this skill is important for a musician.

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    Dreaming Big, One Drumbeat at a Time ft. Wesley Sumpter

    Dreaming Big, One Drumbeat at a Time ft. Wesley Sumpter

    Ep. 120 - Percussionist Wesley Sumpter is on a mission to become more than a successful musician in the 21st Century. A member of The Los Angeles Philharmonic Resident Fellow Program, Lineage Percussion Trio, and Misnomer, Wesley is a prime example of The Faking Notes Motto; work hard, be creative, be open-minded, practice entrepreneurship, and dream big. We dive deep into his upbringing in Atlanta and the adjustment of moving to Los Angeles, while sharing stories from the recent Juneteenth Concert for Global Freedom and from his time on the set of Drumline 2: A New Beat.

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    Life of a Concertmaster: The Ultimate Balancing Act ft. David Kim

    Life of a Concertmaster: The Ultimate Balancing Act ft. David Kim

    Ep. 119 - Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, David Kim joins us in part 2 of our Mainly Mozart mini-series. With numerous accolades such as prizewinner at the Tchaikovsky Competition, faculty positions at schools such as The McDuffie Center of Strings, and many years performing with orchestras such The TPO and Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra, David has seen and done it all. We delve into many topics, including essential skills that musicians need in the 21st century, the importance of work-life balance, and dealing with performance pressure.

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    How Classical Music can Save the World ft. Michael Francis

    How Classical Music can Save the World ft. Michael Francis

    Ep. 118 - Conductor for the Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, and Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Michael Francis is constantly finding solutions and methods to make classical music more accessible and relatable in the 21st Century. We chat about finding that connection with classical music, the importance of the arts in society, and what would Mozart be doing in the 21st century?

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

antshay ,

One of the best podcasts

I’ve been listening to podcasts ever since the first iPod came out and I must say that Faking Notes is one of the best out there. Drew and Trevor have excellent chemistry together and bring in interesting guests from music, arts, and finance. I learn something new every time I tune in. Who would’ve thought a pair of Juilliard grads would be so cool? Highly recommend.

worst president ever =trump ,

Inspiring

Thank you for both for creating an inspiring podcast! As a young musician, I have learned so much about how to create in this time. Thank you!!!!

violakatie ,

Amazing hosts!!

This podcast is a real gem for the music community!! I always come away from each episode with lots of inspiration and plenty of good laughs. As a relatively young musician, this podcast has helped me navigate common issues one may face while pursuing a career in music. Love the energy, I definitely recommend this show!!

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