Fred McKinnon is a Pianist/Composer from St. Simons Island, GA. Checkout the full BIO for more information and a complete bio.
Worship Interludes Podcast - This podcast features instrumentals for prayer, meditation, soaking worship, relaxation, study music, and rest. Visit the Podcast page to listen or subscribe.
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Shimmering Light – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Mindfulness, Soaking Worship, Relaxation
Today’s interlude is called “Shimmering Light” and makes use of the grand piano combined with shimmering, warm synth pads. I’m really enjoying experimenting with the tonic pad, which is the root and fifth note of the key held and sustained throughout the piece.
This piece leaves a lot of space between the notes. I enjoy these because the spacious, atmospheric sound makes it much easier for me to calm my mind and get into a more focused state of prayer and meditation.
“Soul Searching” – Episode 183 of the Worship Interludes Podcast
I woke up this morning at 5:00 AM for my Tuesday morning workout with my F3 buddies. It was raining outside but headed out to the workout location knowing there was a covered area that we could still meet. After my workout I decided to grab some coffee and park down at one of my favorite quiet locations on our island – the Village Creek Landing. It was dark and rainy so I parked my truck in my normal spot that gives me a great view of the river, marsh, and sunrise. Turned off my truck and let all the inside lights turn off and just sat in the darkness, listening to the rain. It was a peaceful time that led to some honest, raw prayer and soul searching.
Upon returning home I decided to record this interlude in the Key of D minor. I also experimented with recording it on video. The video I made today is vertical on purpose, as I wanted to feature it on my Instagram TV (IGTV). I’d be honored if you consider following that account on Instagram @fredmckinnonmusic.
Today’s episode is called “Holiness” and it was inspired by the “Verse of the Day” in my Bible app from YouVersion.
13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
Originally, I was going to let this improvisation stand alone with only the piano. As I was mixing down the final master, I decided to hear it with that I now commonly refer to as the “tonic track”, which is the root and fifth note of the key. I loved the way it pulled the piece together, especially coming from the introduction that I’ve recently added.
For me personally, I enjoyed recording this piece. As I recorded and again as I played it back I closed my eyes and sang worship from my heart to God. I’m here all alone in my home studio this morning and it was a refreshing time for me.
I hope you enjoy it and find a peace and Presence in your life as you listen.