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Fred McKinnon is a Georgia-based pianist and composer. His music is ideal for devotional times of prayer, meditation, instrumental worship, soaking worship, studying music, sleeping music, and relaxation music. It includes both solo piano and orchestrated music that is perfect for personal listening, soundtracks, and film scoring.



His desire is that the music he creates would inspire others in their faith or personal times of contemplation. Some have characterized these piano instrumentals as healing music, background music, prophetic music, study music, meditation music, calming music, soothing music, and relaxing music.



In religious settings, Fred's music has been played as background music for soaking worship, altar calls, prelude music, and music for personal and corporate prayer and devotions.



Fred McKinnon's instrumental music is also frequently used in schools and classrooms because of the calming affect it has on children and is used to help people rest and sleep better, such as those with insomnia or sleep disorders.



Another frequent use of this music is in the world of fitness and physical care, such as yoga, massage therapy, and stretch or de-stress classes.



For more information:

Website: http://www.fredmckinnon.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FredMcKinnonMusic

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/FredMcKinnonMusic

Worship Interludes - Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Study, and Rest Fred McKinnon

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Fred McKinnon is a Georgia-based pianist and composer. His music is ideal for devotional times of prayer, meditation, instrumental worship, soaking worship, studying music, sleeping music, and relaxation music. It includes both solo piano and orchestrated music that is perfect for personal listening, soundtracks, and film scoring.



His desire is that the music he creates would inspire others in their faith or personal times of contemplation. Some have characterized these piano instrumentals as healing music, background music, prophetic music, study music, meditation music, calming music, soothing music, and relaxing music.



In religious settings, Fred's music has been played as background music for soaking worship, altar calls, prelude music, and music for personal and corporate prayer and devotions.



Fred McKinnon's instrumental music is also frequently used in schools and classrooms because of the calming affect it has on children and is used to help people rest and sleep better, such as those with insomnia or sleep disorders.



Another frequent use of this music is in the world of fitness and physical care, such as yoga, massage therapy, and stretch or de-stress classes.



For more information:

Website: http://www.fredmckinnon.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FredMcKinnonMusic

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/FredMcKinnonMusic

    SOAK | Episode 256, April 23, 2021]

    SOAK | Episode 256, April 23, 2021]

    “Soak” – Solo Piano Improvisation for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation







    It’s been a full month since I last recorded. That may be a record for the length of time I’ve taken off from the creative/recording process. I explained this in an email that I sent to my newsletter and patrons earlier this week. You can read that letter on my Facebook Page here.







    Today’s interlude is a short, 6-minute improvisation. I think I had my eyes closed the entire time that I played this, just breathing slowly, embracing, and enjoying the process. I added a peaceful video of some ocean waves to set as the backdrop for the video.







    I hope you enjoy it. It always encourages me to get a comment or response back when people listen. And thanks to you who have left reviews on your podcasting applications.







    Grace and peace,Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer







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    • 6 min
    The Darkness | Episode 256, March 23, 2021]

    The Darkness | Episode 256, March 23, 2021]

    “The Darkness” – Solo Piano Instrumental Improvisation







    Today’s episode is called “The Darkness” – it’s in the key of G-minor and has more of a dark, tense vibe. These are musical reflections of how I often feel when my prayer is filled with more concern or when I feel that I’m in spiritual warfare through my prayers.







    As you listen, pray for those around you that may be struggling with darkness in their lives. This world is full of evil, darkness, and wickedness. No person is immune from its influence. Our prayer and worship is a weapon.







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    • 6 min
    Mindful Moments, Opus 5 [Episode 255, March 9, 2021]

    Mindful Moments, Opus 5 [Episode 255, March 9, 2021]

    “Mindful Moments” – Short, Peaceful, Soothing Piano Improvisations







    Today I’m releasing another improvisation in the “Mindful Moments” series. These instrumentals are shorter (less than 5 minutes) and perfect for a short respite during your day.







    Thanks to everyone who reaches out to me with emails and social media posts and messages. It always encourages me to continue recording and releasing more instrumentals when I hear such wonderful reports of how the music is a blessing in your life.







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    • 5 min
    Peace and Joy | Episode 254, March 2, 2021]

    Peace and Joy | Episode 254, March 2, 2021]

    “Peace and Joy” – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Devotion, and Relaxation







    It’s refreshing to be back in the studio recording today. It’s been a while! I hope that you enjoy this instrumental improvisation. This episode includes some of the pads and synth sounds that I like to utilize from time to time as a constant layer beneath the piano.







    May you be filled with peace and joy.







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    • 9 min
    Open Spaces | Piano Instrumental [Episode 253]

    Open Spaces | Piano Instrumental [Episode 253]

    “Open Spaces” – Solo Piano Improvisation, Background Music for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation, Reflection, Devotion, Quiet Time, Soaking Worship







    I normally record my interludes on Tuesday mornings. Yesterday was Tuesday and I got caught up working on some administrative tasks early in the morning and simply ran out of time. That’s usually the way things work – if I don’t do this recording in the early morning, it won’t happen. I felt a longing in my soul to record this morning so I came into my home studio this morning (Wednesday) and began to record.







    This is a slow, open improvisation in the key of D-minor. I was thinking of vast open spaces – huge fields, or wide open stretch of beach, beautiful meadows filled with flowers, and even vast stretches of desert. Open space – there is a place for this in our lives. The same applies to our time. When is the last time you gave yourself a bit of “open space” in your schedule? I picked up a fantastic phrase from a friend of mine a while back which is “unhurried time”. I’ve been needing this in my life.







    This piece is a great opportunity to slow down and enjoy some unhurried time. Breathe deeply and soak in these slow, intentional spaces.







    Recently, I’ve been honored to receive some encouragement from people who are listening to this podcast. They are finding peace and rest in the midst of what some would say is the most difficult year in a very long time.







    I am honored to bring you these improvised interludes as a means to help usher you into an environment and posture for prayer, meditation, worship, or quite simply – rest.







    Thank you for listening,







    Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer







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    • 7 min
    Strength For The Weary [Episode 252, January 26, 2021]

    Strength For The Weary [Episode 252, January 26, 2021]

    “Strength for the Weary” – Solo Piano Improvisation, Background Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Intercession, Mindfulness, Studying, and Rest







    Today’s interlude is called “Strength for the Weary”. It’s a gentle improvisation in the key of G Major. This morning I chose to only use the grand piano for the recording. I love having the extra pads and synths from time to time but love the space that is created when the only thing is the resonance of those piano strings.







    I must be honest. I’ve struggled with recording these past few months. You could say I’ve grown weary of the commitment of doing this podcast. I ask myself, “has it served it’s purpose”? I sense that maybe the grace to continue has lifted. Then, I discipline myself, sit down, and play. I’ve never really regretted taking the time to do this.







    I recognize that the war within me – that battle that grinds me down and makes me weary – it’s the same war we are all fighting. There is a battle that pulls us in every possible direction except that of stillness, solitude, peace, and quiet. Scripture refers to us having to “labor to enter God’s rest”. (Hebrews 4:11)







    I hope that you will find strength in your weariness, and rest in your soul.







    Thank you for listening.







    Video background courtesy of MotionWorship.







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    • 8 min

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