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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

    Mindful Moments, Opus 8 [Episode 262]

    Mindful Moments, Opus 8 [Episode 262]

    “Mindful Moments, Op. 8” – Solo Piano Instrumental Interludes by Fred McKinnon







    Released October 9, 2021







    Today’s interlude is a shorter piano instrumental that is part of my “Mindful Moments” series. This series features piano improvisations that are under five minutes. My wife was talking about some of my instrumental pieces earlier this week. She is a fitness instructor and likes to play some of these instrumentals during cool down periods or for stretching. She clearly prefers the pieces that have more of a melody and not the chordal pieces that leave a lot of space.







    Today’s interlude is full of melody. Recorded in the Key of A Major, the motif is based all around the Maj7 of the key and is playful yet peaceful.







    I hope you enjoy this week’s recording.







    As always, I’m grateful for your listening and your support.







    Grace and peace,







    Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer







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    Majesty | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 261]

    Majesty | Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 261]

    “Majesty” – Solo Piano Improvisation Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation, and Rest







    Hello friends,







    I absolutely love the Fall Season. By far, it’s my favorite. I was able to spend some time in the studio this morning to share this improvisation. The piano music is in the Key of Dm and the accompanying video has some beautiful imagery of Fall.







    I hope you enjoy it!







    Grace and peace,







    Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer







    All Video Blocks Used with Permission.







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    Sabbatical | Episode 260 (August 24, 2021)

    Sabbatical | Episode 260 (August 24, 2021)

    “Sabbatical” – Piano Instrumental Interlude for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation







    Dear friends,







    I’m back. In case you didn’t notice, I haven’t released a new recording of my interludes through this “Worship Interludes Podcast” in nearly two full months. I basically took the entire Summer off. It was not planned. And although I’m calling this interlude “Sabbatical” – I can’t say I really took a true sabbatical. I did, however, give myself permission to hit pause on the producing of these interludes.







    I’ve been transparent over the past year about my struggling to stay motivated. I’ve asked myself if the grace to continue these interludes is gone. Truthfully, I didn’t receive a single comment or message in two months asking about the absence of music. This only reinforced my questions about whether or not this process was continuing to bring value to the world.







    Then I remembered something that is profoundly important. I remembered that the primary reason for sitting down in my studio and expressing myself in worship, prayer, and meditation through the playing of my instrument … it’s mostly for me. It’s for my soul. It’s for my mental, emotional, and physical health. Finally, it’s for my Maker. It’s a sacrifice of worship. I reminded myself that even if these episodes were never published into a podcast … even if they were never heard by another person … there is value in them.







    The past couple of weeks have been tough. Here we thought that we were beyond this pandemic yet COVID comes back stronger than before and is wreaking havoc on many of the people that we love. The disease is awful but what it has done to our society is far worse. Whether it’s a debate about masks or vaccines, everyone is so polarized and strife is everywhere. I tend to spend too much time on social media and it only darkens my soul further. Compound this with political division that seemingly runs deeper than ever before … the amount of hostility, hate, strife, and stress is completely out of control.







    That’s why I play. That’s why I record.And that’s why I share.To provide a safe space, a retreat … a “sabbatical” from the noise.







    Join with me in prayer for our nation, our world, and all of God’s creation. Let’s join together and be a part of the solution to bring peace, unity, and hope. Let’s choose to press deeper into the Spirit, and walk away from foolish arguments and contentions that bring no value to this place we call home.







    Shall we?







    Grace and peace,Fred







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    • 7 min
    Mindful Moments, Opus 6 [Episode 258]

    Mindful Moments, Opus 6 [Episode 258]

    “Mindful Moments, Op. 6” – Solo Piano Improvisation







    The “Mindful Moments” series consists of shorter improvised interludes that I’ve recorded. I don’t always hit the record button with the intention of creating one of these. Sometimes, the melody comes and works its way around the piece and resolves beautifully in a shorter amount of time. Rather than force the improvisation into an extended arrangement, I keep it short.







    That’s what happened this morning with the 6th piece in my “Mindful Moments” series. It’s under 4:00 and felt just right. Most people utilize these records as background music for their personal times of prayer, meditation, mindfulness, reflection, or relaxation. I’m well aware that a shorter interlude isn’t ideal for that usage. From my own life, I’m also painfully aware that if we are holding out for longer periods of meditation or prayer, they may not come at all. These short breaths are perfect for the drive to work or while running errands. Turn off the news or your favorite playlist and just use this track for a short time to breathe, slow down, pray, and reflect. It’s amazing what can happen as you “dial in” during these four minutes. Do you wear a fitness tracker? Go back and watch your heart rate slow down.







    When I created the “Worship Interludes” Podcast more than three years ago, my desire was that people would find these improvisations as a soundtrack for them to slow down, center themselves, and re-establish their awareness of peace. As a Christian, it’s an opportunity to “be still and know” that God is present and that His Holy Spirit is right there, listening, guiding, and speaking to me. It helps me cut through the chaos and noise.







    In whatever way you are using these interludes, my prayer is that you feel peace, cleansing, anointing, healing, and life.







    Grace and peace,Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer







    Listen to “Mindful Moments, Op. 6” by Fred McKinnon















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    • 3 min
    Creation [Episode 257, May 28, 2021]

    Creation [Episode 257, May 28, 2021]

    “Creation” – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Reflection, Relaxation







    Today’s interlude is called “creation” because it’s been a minute since I felt creative. It’s been over a month – perhaps one of the longest droughts in my creative season since starting this Worship Interludes podcast. There’s a part of me that’s ashamed. I feel strongly that I was given this gift to bring a sense of peace and comfort into the world. It’s God-given and I feel that I’ve not been a good steward of it. But at the same time, I think I just needed a break.







    One of the best things to kickstart the creative process is to find something new. That took me on an unexpected journey this morning to some new sound libraries that have a fresh new feel to them and immediately gave me the inspiration I was lacking. This track combines a tonic pad (root and fifth of the key) that sustains through a portion of the piece. It fades away for a brief period and returns at the end to close out the improvisation.







    The piano sound here is brand new. It’s called “Soft Piano” and is part of the Labs experiment with Spitfire Audio. It’s eclectic and a producer friend of mine informed me this very sound is on so many hits.







    I hope you enjoy this new sound and I hope you are still listening. More to come.







    Grace and peace,Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer







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    • 7 min
    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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