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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. Follow on Social MediaFacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter

Stillness | Peaceful Instrumental Piano [Episode 218, March 28, 2020]

“Stillness” – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Mindfulness, and Rest

Today’s piano instrumental improvisation is called “Stillness”. It’s in the key of A minor and has a beautiful, slow, deliberate feel that is perfect for your personal times of prayer, meditation, mindfulness, or relaxation. I recorded this early on Saturday morning, March 28th after waking up early and having my personal quiet time and coffee.

When I begin recording these interludes I’m never quite sure where they will take me. I usually find a key that feels right and make a decision on whether or not I will include any additional instrument layers or if I will just record solo piano. This morning I chose to record with a soft tonic pad with the A and E string droning throughout the piece. All other synths and pads were muted except for the shimmering effect that lingers throughout the piece.

After recording I decided to feature the piano more prominently so I mixed the tonic pad a bit lower so you can really enjoy the ambience of the Yamaha CFX grand piano shining through.

As I write this, we are still in an epic battle against the corona virus that has caused many to be sick and even pass away. A large percentage of our country is essentially on lock down, staying at home so as to not spread the disease. With these situations comes plenty of opportunities to be tired, stressed, worried, or fearful.

It’s my hope and prayer that these interludes give you a respite – a pause or break, in the midst of the chaos.

Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and enjoy this interlude.

Grace and peace,
Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer

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Calm | Instrumental Music [Episode 217, March 26, 2020]

“Calm” – Instrumental Music for Relaxation, Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Mindfulness, Sleep, Study Music

This is the 217th episode of my Worship Interludes Podcast and was broadcast live on my Facebook Page yesterday morning. We are in unprecedented times as our world battles the COVID-19 Corona Virus. I hope that this short interlude helps to usher you into a place of peace, calm, and rest. Use this as background music for your personal times of prayer, meditation, or relaxation. Play this interlude as you work, study, or sleep. It’s my gift to you.

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Together | Piano Instrumental [Episode 216, March 20, 2020]

“Together” – Piano Instrumental Solo by Fred McKinnon

Over the past week I’ve been adding the following statement to many of my emails, whether they be music related or business related.

We’re all in this together

As our nation and world grasp to face this novel COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic it’s important to remember that we are all in this together. I spend a good bit of time on social media (without question, too much time) and I see things that make me so very proud. At the same time, I see so much strife and judgment that makes me very sad.

More than ever, we must pull together. We must unify our hearts, our nation, our people and work together to see this terrible disease conquered. Disease and sickness, of any type, does not usually discriminate against race, religion, political views, or financial status. Furthermore, opinions on the best way forward will vary from nation, state, city, family, and individual. In these cases, extend grace. Reserve judgment.

It’s my great honor to record these peaceful instrumental interludes. My hope is that they will be a peaceful, comforting backdrop to your personal times of prayer, devotion, meditation, and mindfulness. It’s my prayer that you are able to listen and find an escape from the chaos of this world. We all need it.

Thank you for listening. Thank you for your support. I’m forever grateful.

We’re all in this together!

Grace and peace,
Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer

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