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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

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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

    Glorious Light | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 227, May 22, 2020]

    Glorious Light | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 227, May 22, 2020]

    Glorious Light - Piano Improvisation Interlude for Prayer, Meditation, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Soaking Worship, and Rest







    Today’s piano instrumental is featured as Episode #227 of the Worship Interludes Podcast.   I’ve named it “Glorious Light” and hope that it brings peace, joy, rest, and comfort to you as you listen.Thank you for your support!









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    • 9 min
    Mindful Moments, Opus 2 [Episode 226, May 19, 2020]

    Mindful Moments, Opus 2 [Episode 226, May 19, 2020]

    Mindful Moments, Op. 2 - Short Piano Improvisations







    Today’s interlude is the second installment in my “Mindful Moments” series of peaceful, calm, piano improvisations.  These are intended to be shorter and more accessible – with the goal of being no more than 4-5 minutes in length.I really enjoyed playing this today.   It’s in the key of Eb and has a romantic, sweet melody.Whether you listen as background for your times of prayer, quiet time, and meditation, or if you simply listen to relax and rest – I hope this music brings peace to your soul.Thank you for listening!Grace and peace,Fred McKinnon









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    • 4 min
    Chaim | Life for Yudi [Episode 225, May 12, 2020]

    Chaim | Life for Yudi [Episode 225, May 12, 2020]

    Piano Improvisation and Prayers for Yehuda (Yudi) Dukes



















    Today as I recorded my weekly piano improvisation for my podcast I found myself immediately thinking of and praying for the Dukes family in New York.Sarah Spangenthal Dukes is a fellow pianist and composer.   We met last year at a weekend event for piano artists who are a part of the Whisperings Solo Piano Artists collective.   The coronavirus and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became more real to me when we discovered that Sarah’s husband, Yehuda (who is called Yudi) was diagnosed and hospitalized with this terrible virus.    Yudi’s condition has been very serious and he has been battling in the hospital for six weeks.Yudi is a Jewish Rabbi.   They have six amazing, beautiful children.   Sarah has been an incredible inspiration to so many as she has held fast to her deep faith and trust.   I have personally been fascinated and blessed to learn so much about Jewish culture.For example, when asking for prayer they will use the full Hebrew name, and the full Hebrew name of the mother.   So for Yudi, the prayer is for “Schneur Zalman Yehuda ben Hinda Yocheved”.Scripture tells us that “death and life are in the power of the tongue”.  (Proverbs 18:21)   In a profound and inspiring statement, they have added the word “Chaim” to the beginning of Yudi’s name, which means “life” in Hebrew.    Every single time you speak Chaim with his name, you are speaking life with your tongue.  So by adding this his new, full name is “Chaim Schneur Zalman Yehuda ben Hinda Yocheved”.   What beautiful life source!This episode #225 is called “Chaim – Life for Yudi”.  I invite you to join me and so many others as we stand together in faith and pray live, healing, health, and full recovery for Yudi.   At the time of writing and recording this episode, Yudi is still in the hospital fighting for his life.   I have to believe that although he is not conscious, he is fully aware of the prayers and love being offered in his behalf.    How To Support This Family:Perform a mitzvah (good deed or take on a new resolution) on behalf of Yudi.  Pray for this young, sweet family.   We believe in miracles.Follow Sarah Dukes:Facebook (personal profile for updates)Instagram (Sarah’s Instagram and Stories)Sarah’s Facebook Page (Piano Artist)You can also support Sarah’s Music by listening on the following channels:Apple MusicSpotifyYouTubePandora 









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    • 4 min
    Mindful Moments, Opus 1 [Episode 224, May 5, 2020]

    Mindful Moments, Opus 1 [Episode 224, May 5, 2020]

    Mindful Moments - Short Piano Interludes for Prayer, Meditation, and Mindfulness Exercises































    Today I am revealing a new series that is a part of the Worship Interludes Podcast.   The series is called “Mindful Moments” and will consist of piano improvisational interludes that are considerably shorter than the normal interludes I produce.Lots of my listeners have asked for longer interludes – as much as 30 minutes or hours long.  I love this idea and I’ve found a few channels that offer these types of extended interludes that I enjoy myself.I also realize that the majority of people don’t have that much time to devote to their prayer, meditation, or mindfulness exercises.    I’ve been super busy myself, and I’ve realized that even stopping the world from spinning for only 1-2 minutes with intentional pauses can be completely valuable.That’s why I created the new series, “Mindful Moments”.   Unlike the normal interludes which are usually between 7-15 minutes long, these are created to be less than 4:00 minutes, with an ideal length of 2:30 – 3:30.I’ve introduced these and my heart behind the creation in this episode of the podcast and the video below.   I am my own worst enemy and I keep discovering that when I get busy, I neglect these important disciplines.   I wanted to remember that I can create a short, 2-3 minute interlude and that can still bring tremendous value to someone whose season of life is super busy and hectic … INCLUDING MY OWN!I hope you enjoy the new series.  I present to you, “Mindful Moments, Opus 1”.









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    • 3 min
    Slowing Down | Piano Improvisation [Episode 223, April 25, 2020]

    Slowing Down | Piano Improvisation [Episode 223, April 25, 2020]

    Slowing Down - Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Mindfulness, and Relaxation







    To say that my life has been busy over the past month would be an understatement.   While much of the world has been on pause during a global pandemic caused by the corona virus, I have been working relentlessly.My professional life is comprised of two separate paths.   One path is that of an e-commerce entrepreneur.   This path has been overwhelming because most people who are in the e-commerce space have been incredibly busy since so many people are forced to shop online instead of going into physical stores.    The other path is the one you are more familiar with here – that of a pianist who creates soothing, peaceful instrumental music to share with the world.   During this season of life, it’s been important to continue to provide this music to be a tool and resource for overcoming anxiety, fear, depression, sickness, and despair.Today is Saturday and I normally race off early in the morning to join some friends for an outdoor workout.   It’s the first Saturday in a month where the tribe was gathering back together for some safe exercise.   I woke up early enough to attend but felt like I was simply in need of a morning to slow down.SLOWING DOWNOur bodies were not meant to be in overdrive every single day.   The principle of sabbath rest is so incredibly valid, regardless of what faith you may hold dear.    Sooner or later, your body will make you slow down.   I’d rather do this voluntarily.So this morning that’s exactly what I did.  I took some extra time to read.  I enjoyed my coffee, spent time with my wife, and recorded this interlude.   I missed my workout and missed seeing my buddies but this morning, it was just right to stay home and slow down.I hope this music helps you slow down and find peace and rest. 









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    • 7 min
    Great Cloud of Witnesses | Piano Improvisation [Episode 222, April 21, 2020]

    Great Cloud of Witnesses | Piano Improvisation [Episode 222, April 21, 2020]

    Cloud of Witnesses - Piano Improvisation by Fred McKinnon







    This morning I was inspired by one of my favorite passages in the New Testament of the Bible.   Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.   (Hebrews 12:1-2, NKJV)One of the things that I love in this passage is the idea that we are being cheered on and watched by those who have gone on before us.    It reminds me that I am never alone.   The other thing that inspires me is the idea that we are in a race.   This life we live is a journey.   We have a finish line that is established for us and I want to cross that line and finish strong when my day comes.Staying on course is a battle in itself.   This is the third week in a row that I’ve declared to myself and others “no matter how crazy life is during this pandemic we are facing, I am going to get myself back on a normal schedule”.   That normalcy has lasted a day or two, or sometimes I’m able to string together a few days.   But with each passing week I’m beginning to find my stride and my rhythm again.It seems that we are beginning to see a possible end to our “stay at home” demands.   In my state of Georgia here in the USA, some of our businesses and services will slowly begin to reopen this weekend and next week.     Little by little, you begin to feel that you are getting some of your life back.But even in this dramatic change to our lifestyles, we can be comforted by knowing that it’s all part of our journey.   We are not alone.  There is a great cloud of witnesses cheering us on.   It’s time to lay aside every single thing that would hinder us.Put on your running shoes, friends.  It’s time to get back in the race.Photo by Pixabay from Pexels









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    • 6 min

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