Send feedback. Fred McKinnon is a Georgia-based pianist and composer. His music is ideal for devotional times of prayer, meditation, instrumental worship, soaking worship, studying music, sleeping music, and relaxation music. It includes both solo piano and orchestrated music that is perfect for personal listening, soundtracks, and film scoring. His desire is that the music he creates would inspire others in their faith or personal times of contemplation. Some have characterized these piano instrumentals as healing music, background music, prophetic music, study music, meditation music, calming music, soothing music, and relaxing music. In religious settings, Fred's music has been played as background music for soaking worship, altar calls, prelude music, and music for personal and corporate prayer and devotions.
Forerunner Music Academy
Become an Auggie
Anxiety can hit us during church in surprising ways. If you are like me, you may feel small or even nonspiritual at a prayer meeting when you hear eloquence and passion from many of the experienced saints in the room. Their prayers seem to soar. When a verse needs to be found, they find it before the rest of us. All the right words seem to be in their vocabulary. Your turn to pray comes up, and panic almost overwhelms some of us. Prayer is not a skill in public speaking. These types of experiences leave us to fend for ourselves. There is a better way. On the one hand, it is perfectly fine to prepare prayers!
The description broadly encompasses any Christian music that is conducive to these types of gatherings. The purpose of Soaking Music is "setting aside of oneself to focus and meditate on God for renewal of strength and peace" . It is a relatively new genre on the Christian music scene. It finds its origins in the likes of the Toronto revival. Often spontaneous in nature, the style somewhat resembles the feel of Easy Listening.
Music is a wonderful gift God has given us. Music is universal. Whether Orchestra, Band, Choir or music therapy. It can be used to soothe the soul. It is amazing how sometimes when someone is feeling depressed or anxious, a song can lift them up. Whether music for congregational worship, resonating through the chapel, the classroom or recital, be it instrumental or vocal the study and practice of music holds a unique place in the history of Augsburg and the world. Music is capable of expressing a variety of moods and feelings, joy and sorrow, hope and fear, or faith and doubt. Making music, sharing music during these very challenging and isolating times of sheltering in place, creates community and connectivity. David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their kindred as the singers to play on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise loud sounds of joy.