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!
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.
Today 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: