Easter Monday

Dear Friends,

Happy Easter Monday! Across the globe, Christians celebrated the Easter holiday yesterday – the time we remember and celebrate that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. As a church musician it’s a huge day for me. I arrived at 6:00 AM at St. Simons Community Church and had the honor of leading the musical worship in three of our services with an amazing group of musicians and vocalists.

Last year I composed “Awakening”, an instrumental theme that captured the joyous spirit of Easter.   I’d love to share it with you again today (see below).

In other updates, I’m composing a new piece and I hope to finished with it this week.  I think you will enjoy it.  It has a 3/4 waltz feel and I have it all ready except one passage that is giving my fingers a workout!

Have a great week!

 

This is the accompanying video:

Do You Periscope?

Hey Friends,

Summer has faded and we’re in the frantic pace of “back-to-school” at the McKinnon household. Hope everything is going smoothly for you.

periscope-logoToday I downloaded and installed the Periscope app on my iPhone.  I’ve been hearing about this new live video streaming app from Twitter.   I thought it was pretty cool and could be a fun way to engage with family, friends, and those who follow my music.

If you’re a Periscope user, follow me @fmckinnon (same as my Twitter handle) and comment below so that I can follow you back.

I hope to do some casual interviews and maybe share some music ideas this way.  I hope you’ll join me!

Oh, by the way — I was playing around with the app and shot my first little video at my office.  Little did I realize that it would “tweet” that I was live and was surprised that people actually jumped online with me immediately.  Here’s a quick look:

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aJ3cbTExMzQ1NDE0fDYwOTk3MTEyfffQjPy_7FXGeYyJ-rUexZrTjdEyh3YY8mOMf9abJ9M=

More to come soon!

Fred