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Purists may whine that the best days of music are behind us, that capital “M” music has seen its peak and is no longer relevant. But here at Play It Like It's Music we believe the opposite: not only is the act of musicmaking an essential life skill with a lineage stretching back to the beginnings of human history, but the vocation of the professional musician is more vital today than it ever has been. Once a month, join musician, songwriter and producer Trevor Exter as he drops in on working musicians from every genre.

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    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Purists may whine that the best days of music are behind us, that capital “M” music has seen its peak and is no longer relevant. But here at Play It Like It's Music we believe the opposite: not only is the act of musicmaking an essential life skill with a lineage stretching back to the beginnings of human history, but the vocation of the professional musician is more vital today than it ever has been. Once a month, join musician, songwriter and producer Trevor Exter as he drops in on working musicians from every genre.

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    "The thing that I enjoy the most"

    "The thing that I enjoy the most"

    Listen now | 080: Chris White Good morning! This is the final (for now) episode of Play It Like It’s Music. I’m Trevor, thanks for listening. We’ve got a great guest today to wrap up this phase of the show. On Wednesday, March 24th of 2021 as always, music is not content. It’s connection.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    "A safe place to deal with my problems"

    "A safe place to deal with my problems"

    Listen now | 079: Dwight Ritcher is a captivating performer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, standing far out from the slagheap of gutless conformity. He plays a Gibson Flying V guitar – picking up his first one as a teenager in Long Branch NJ – he has never played anything else. It was a great honor to get Dwight on a mic and dig a little bit into his background and into his process.

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    • 48 min
    "It's important to find things that give you pleasure in life"

    "It's important to find things that give you pleasure in life"

    Listen now | 078 Gideon Freudmann is on the show today. He’s been at this for way longer than it was trendy. In fact it’s his mission to make the cello hip, modern and fun. He’s toured all over the place, worked in lots of small ensembles, he’s a founding member of the Portland Cello Project and the band Caravan Gogh… he’s one of those guys who, if you’re into the cello you definitely know who he is.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Creativity is in the cracks.

    Creativity is in the cracks.

    Listen now | if you listen to this show and you’re engaged with music in some way, one thing you probably know is that the ground is always shifting beneath us. We can’t always think on our feet, sometimes we have to think with our feet. More on that in a minute.

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    • 26 min
    "Music is the first language that made sense to me"

    "Music is the first language that made sense to me"

    Listen now | 076: Eugene Friesen Eugene was one of the very first cellists I ever saw on stage when I was a kid, someone who liberated us from the idea that we had to stay in line and only play the notes on a page with pre-prescribed intent and a general lack of flavor or modern relevance. He took his classical education and helped the cello grow into the modern musical landscape. None of us would be anywhere without people like him.

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    • 1 hr
    "It's part of the fabric of my family and my community"

    "It's part of the fabric of my family and my community"

    Listen now | 075: Samuel Glazebrook On Wednesday, February 17th of 2021 music is not content. It’s connection. I’m making this connection with you now, and I’m making the content too. It’s all happening in 21. So far I haven’t been impeached but only time will tell.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

ADAS_West ,

This Podcast is Much Needed!

Listened to this podcast driving back to L.A. from A gig in Bonsall, CA. Was so happy to have these substantive interviews of understanding musicians to keep me company for a couple of hours. Much needed as I’m trying to navigate the landscape of what it means to be a professional musician. Thank You!

Emciess ,

Your love of music is inspirational.

First let me say that this podcast is top shelf stuff. The first time I saw you live set me on a new path. I’ve been djing for a long time and just grinding away doing weddings and sweet sixteen parties while dreaming of bigger, better gigs. Listening to the stories of your talented guests gives me a shot in the arm and a heart full of hope while exposing me to so much more than the songs drunk aunties request. Thank you,Trevor. This is obviously a giant labor of love and we appreciate it.

KIMOCK ,

the maestro nails it ... pwr pck ;)

love listening to trev on the road! the pwr pck never dies.

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