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Deep Breaths | Piano Instrumental Interlude [Episode 148, April 30, 2019]

“Deep Breaths” – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking, and Relaxation

Today’s piano instrumental interlude is called “Deep Breaths”. Taking time to slow down, breathe, and clear your mind is so vitally important in our hurried culture.

Last week was a busy week for me so I decided to do my very best to start this week with intention. Intention to focus on the big things that matter to me. I set some goals such as getting two worship interludes podcast episodes completed, working out with my local mens’ workout group three times, and staying committed to my morning routine of prayer and Bible reading.

This morning I enjoyed a great workout with my brothers from F3 and stopped at one of my favorite little spots on Saint Simons Island for some quiet time and Bible reading. The picture you see is from that spot which is called Village Creek Landing.

This piano improvisation is just about eight minutes long. It’s just enough time to slow yourself down, pray, meditate, and focus your mind on the day ahead. I hope it’s a blessing to you.

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Worship Interludes: Slowing Down [Episode 47, August 20, 2017]

Today’s episode is the first in a while.  I have to admit, life has taken me for a bit of a run and I’ve lost a bit of my momentum and discipline in recording these interludes.   Today was a busy day, non-stop from the moment we hit the “go” button.   Before I realized it the time had slipped away.  I looked at the clock and thought “I’m not leaving until I record”.   So I recorded a beautiful, heartfelt theme in the Key of A and when I finished a sense of satisfaction poured over me.  I turned to stop the recording and realized that nothing I’d played actually got recorded.   Ugh.

So, I decided to try again.  But this time, I felt tension inside of me and I remembered … “slow it down”.   In between the opening chords, I found myself closing my eyes and taking deep, long breaths.

It’s amazing how much tension we can carry.   I hope that you’ll take a moment and listen to this and “slow it down”.  Relax.  Breathe.  Pray.  Meditate.  Be thankful.

Be at peace.

Fred

Music Theory Humor

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C, E-flat, and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them.

After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished, and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. D comes in and heads for the bathroom, saying, “Excuse me; I’ll just be a second.” Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.  Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, “Get out! You’re the seventh minor I’ve found in this bar tonight.”

E-flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, “You’re looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development.” Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural.

Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he’s under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility

(a little music theory humor today, courtesy of music producer Tom Brooks)