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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

    • Spirituality
    • 4.9, 83 Ratings

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

    Fire By Night | Piano Instrumental [Episode 236, August 4, 2020]

    Fire By Night | Piano Instrumental [Episode 236, August 4, 2020]

    “Fire by Night” – Piano Instrumental Music by Fred McKinnon







    Today’s piano interlude is called “Fire by Night”. Improvised in the key of Em, I wanted to create a certain bit of tension because I was feeling it inside. There were a few things that happened last night that just deposited some tension in my soul. None of them were significant or serious – they were, by some degree, quite petty. Let me explain.







    If you happen to know me personally or follow my personal social media accounts, you would know that I’m a die hard Atlanta Braves fan. I’ve loved the Atlanta Braves baseball team since I was a little kid. I am the first to admit that I waste entirely too many hours watching these 2-3 hour long games almost every time they play. But I love them. They are my team. Last night our ace pitcher, Mike Soroka, suffered a terrible season ending injury. It was just awful watching him fall to the ground and scream in pain. In the grand scheme of things, losing your best pitcher in a baseball game is does not impact eternity. Yet, it still made my heart heavy.







    I went to bed and struggled to fall asleep. Then, after falling asleep, I was quickly awakened when my cell phone went off sometime after 10:30 PM. I usually go to bed between 9-9:30 as I typically wake up around 5:00 am every day. My phone is set to “Do Not Disturb” at night but I have a few people whose calls will always come through – including my children. My oldest son who just returned to college was calling me. It startled me and my first thought was “what’s wrong”. Well, nothing was wrong. He’s back in college and wasn’t really thinking about the time and was just calling to let us know about a friend who would be coming down to stay with us. No problem.







    I think I eased back to sleep only to be awakened by a terrific thunderstorm outside. The thunder and lightning were fierce and my first thought was that our precious golden retriever, Sadie, was outside for the night. I got out of bed and went out into the living room to go to the back door and get her inside. She was already there, wagging her tail in her spot – a leather loveseat. My wife was still awake and had let her in.







    After this I just couldn’t sleep. At this point it was well past midnight and the thought of waking up at 5:00 AM to attend my workout session wasn’t very appealing. I turned off the alarm, took some medicine to help me sleep, and finally dozed off.







    When I woke up this morning, I still felt yuck. I had my devotion and said a quick prayer, but still felt a bit tense. So, I decided to record this interlude. It captures the feelings I was experiencing and now, as I listen back, it pushes me into a place of prayer, intercession, and pressing through to find peace.







    Isn’t it amazing how petty, insignificant things like being woken up or a sports team loss can get us out of sorts? Our souls can be easily stirred into a pit of dark, anxious, or stressed feelings. Fatigue in our bodies will do the same thing. Yet, we have so many ways to pull ourselves out of this place of “yuck” and find life!







    My hope is that you will use this interlude as a means to identify anything in your soul that is struggling, and release it. Pray, confess, and surrender. Then, look to the future. Meditate and ponder all of the amazing things you are thankful for and express gratitude.







    Peace and grace to you all. Thank you for listening.







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    • 7 min
    Still Waters | Piano Instrumental [Episode 235, July 28, 2020]

    Still Waters | Piano Instrumental [Episode 235, July 28, 2020]

    “Still Waters” – Solo Piano Instrumental Improvisation Background Music







    The past two mornings here on Saint Simons Island, Georgia have been stunning. Some days the sunrises are more spectacular than usual and this week they have not been a disappointment. I was driving home yesterday morning after my workout and had to pull off the side of the road to enjoy the incredible scene in the sky over our airport. Numerous friends posted their sunrise and sunset pictures on social media.







    When you combine the beauty of a sunrise or sunset with the water it’s beyond breathtaking. Earlier today I saw a picture from one of my friends on social media. He quoted “He leadeth me beside still waters” in the caption. I instantly knew that was the vibe I wanted to feel as I spontaneously composed today’s interlude.







    In all of life’s hectic pace, busyness, and chaos – it’s so important to find the still waters. You may not be in a location surrounded by water like I am but it can be a metaphor. What is “still waters” for you? Maybe it’s that special chair, early in the morning, with your coffee. Perhaps it’s that morning walk. I hope that you can find a source of still water in your life.







    May this music be a blessing to you as you listen today.







    I’m forever grateful for your support and the privilege of providing this music for your personal times of prayer, devotion, meditation, soaking worship, relaxation, or easy listening.







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    • 7 min
    HUMILITY | PIANO INSTRUMENTAL [EPISODE 234, JULY 14, 2020]

    HUMILITY | PIANO INSTRUMENTAL [EPISODE 234, JULY 14, 2020]

    Humility – Piano Instrumental Improvisation Background Music







    This morning I was reflecting on the attribute of humility. Scripture tells us that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble”. (James 4:6). I’m not sure what you may believe about God. But for me, although I realize God is loving, I certainly do not wish to be on the receiving end of God’s opposition.







    Humility is a way of admitting that we are in need. Humility is a way of lowering oneself so that another can be lifted up. I was stirred recently while reading a book by the author Francis Chan. He was talking about prayer and how badly we needed to be praying. He said that when we fail to pray, we are essentially lacking humility and operating in pride because our lack of prayer suggests we have it figured out.







    What a convicting message! I’ve often found myself in auto-pilot mode and my prayers had no life. This morning I decided to change up my routine and take some extra time to pray. I didn’t have a long list of requests – I simply asked for God to give me grace as I humbled myself. I prayed for forgiveness for the pride in my heart and the many ways that I live my life in such a way that suggests to God that I don’t need Him in my life. Finally, I prayed for eyes to see myself the way that God sees me.







    What are you praying for today? I hope that you will also embrace humility.







    Finally, do you need rest? As I completed this song this morning I put on my headphones and played it back. Wouldn’t you know, I fell asleep. In such a short time, I was sleeping. I’ve often said that I find it to be a compliment if you fall asleep listening to my music.







    May the peace of God and His great grace rest upon you as you listen today.







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    • 7 min
    Mindful Moments, Opus 3 [Episode 233, July 7, 2020]

    Mindful Moments, Opus 3 [Episode 233, July 7, 2020]

    “Mindful Moments, Op. 3” – Short Piano Instrumentals







    Today’s new composition is the third installment (opus) of my “Mindful Moments” series. These are piano instrumental improvisations which are shorter in duration. Typically they are under five minutes and are created for pauses in the midst of our busy, chaotic lives to slow down and pray, meditate, breathe, relax, or practice mindfulness techniques.







    This improvisation was recorded in the key of D minor. It has a haunting, slow, lingering melody. As you listen, enjoy the space and opportunities to breathe and relax without distraction. If you are a person who listens to these interludes as a soundtrack during prayer or meditation, take the opportunities to listen for the still, small voice leading and guiding you.







    I hope that this music blesses you tremendously and that it will bring peace, tranquility, and ease into your soul.







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    • 4 min
    Hope Rising | Piano Instrumental [Episode 232, July 1, 2020]

    Hope Rising | Piano Instrumental [Episode 232, July 1, 2020]

    “Hope Rising” – Solo Piano Instrumental Improvisation by Fred McKinnon







    Today’s interlude is called “Hope Rising”. I’m recording and releasing this piano improvisation as episode #232 of my “Worship Interludes Podcast” on July 1, 2020. We’ve just completed the first half of 2020. To say that the first half of 2020 has been tumultuous would be an understatement. I was speaking to my father last week on his 83rd birthday. He told me that he’d never witnessed or seen anything like what we are seeing in the world today. There is so much fear, panic, division, strife, and unrest.







    Hope is a powerful force. The Bible references hope as of three powerful forces that remain with us. “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)







    My prayer is that this music will give you a peaceful moment to reflect and hope …







    Hope for peace.Hope for health.Hope for life and joy.







    With that hope, pray and ask how you can take action to make a difference.







    The biggest way that we can make this difference is by spreading faith, hope, and love to those around us. Choose a positive, affirming word to share. Find a way to bring kindness to someone who is struggling. For every negative thought or concern, seek to replace it with a positive, uplifting one.







    Thank you for listening and supporting my music!







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    • 8 min
    Mercy | Piano Instrumental [Episode 231, June 23, 2020]

    Mercy | Piano Instrumental [Episode 231, June 23, 2020]

    “Mercy” – Solo Piano Improvisation







    Today’s interlude is called “Mercy”. It’s a contemplative, slow piece in A-minor. I was reminded this morning during my devotion time of God’s mercy and love. I’m grateful that He is merciful.







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    • 6 min

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Beautiful Blissing

Puts me to sleep instantly and I love piano music a lot same with classical music

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Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift. A blessing for listening today. Thankful, GC

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