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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

Looking Back | Piano Interlude [Episode 196, December 31, 2019]

Looking Back – Solo Piano Improvisation by Fred McKinnon

In case you haven’t noticed, I took a little break during the last few weeks of December from producing the podcast. Life was crazy – I was in the middle of moving into a new office, we were busy with holiday activities, and then just as I was getting settled my home studio became ground zero for the flu. My youngest child, Andrew, got sick and this little office/studio was his isolation room. He was setup with a comfy couch, iPad, phone, and my computer so he could watch TV, rest, etc. The last place I wanted to spend time was in that room.

Although disappointed that I didn’t hit the 200th episode this year, it’s right around the corner.

I’m recording this on New Years Eve, 2019. The interlude is called “Looking Back” and is meant to be a peaceful piano improvisation to listen to as you reflect on the past year.

Take a listen, breathe slowly, and reflect on your year. Acknowledge the victories and failures. Pray and receive direction for the coming year and express gratitude for 2019.

I’m so grateful and honored that you’ve taken this journey with me. In 2020, Lord willing, we will reach over one million downloads of this podcast all over the world.

May God bless you and prosper you this coming year.

Grace and peace,

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In The Quiet | Peaceful Piano Music [Episode 195, December 10, 2019]

“In the Quiet” – Piano Instrumental Improvisation by Fred McKinnon for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation

The past couple of days I’ve felt rushed in the mornings. This is mostly the result of my skipping my normal morning routine and sleeping a little later. A lot has been going on and the extra sleep has been helpful for me. This morning, I slept in a little later (6:15 AM instead of 5:00 AM!) and felt the same sense of being rushed. I had my morning devotional time with my daily Bible reading plan and then was thinking of all the many things I needed to get done today.

It’s Tuesday morning, and this is the day I usually record the first interlude of the week for this Worship Interludes Podcast. I sat down and found the blend of piano and synth pads that I liked and started to play. After the first few extended notes, I paused and prayed a prayer that was something like this:

I don’t want this to be just myself playing another interlude. I don’t want to rush through this just to get it done . Holy Spirit, come and breathe life into these notes. Anoint my hands and fingers and guide me as I play. Help me to worship and let Your Presence be felt by those who listen to these notes. Fill these spaces with praise and prayer.

That’s my hope for every single interlude. I want to know that people are being touched. There are millions, or perhaps, billions of pianists in this world. The music I play is not complex or difficult. It could easily be reproduced by even the novice pianist. What I hope is different is that a tangible, anointing from God rests on the sound and carries over to those who listen.

May you have an incredibly blessed day and week.

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The Wonder | Piano Instrumental Interlude [Episode 194, December 7, 2019]

“The Wonder” – Piano Instrumental Improvisation by Fred McKinnon

Today’s interlude is called “The Wonder”. As this piece was improvised this morning I found myself meditating on the bigness and amazing wonder of God Almighty. I was imagining just how awesome and magnificent He is.

This piece is quite lyrical with a repeating, sweet melody. It’s one of those mornings where I finished recording and sat back in my chair with a satisfied feeling. I felt a sense of peace and purpose. Recording this interlude was one of the first things I did today and it was a great start to my day.

Yesterday I received some statistics about this podcast as it relates to listeners on Spotify. Over 80,000 people listened to this podcast more than 600,000 times so far this year. Over 17,000 people listen to this podcast more than any other.

I’m amazed by those statistics. I’m also humbled and equally grateful. It’s my hope that the music is bringing peace and comfort to all who listen.

Thank you for your amazing support of my music.

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