Song: Faith (Love Remix)

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Note: The original version of “Faith” can be found here.

I’ve played with many ideas for adding a melody to “Faith’s” original simple vi-IV-I-V (or i-VI-III-VII in natural minor) progression, but invariably none of them were epic enough to match the scope and majesty of the original arrangement.  Eventually I settled on a couple non-epic ideas worth investigating – and thus we get this “love remix”.

The key to writing a good remix is to maintain enough of the original that it sounds familiar, while also adding enough new/changed material that it’s not just a rip-off variation.  I wanted this to be a literal “re-mixing” of the original “Faith” theme and I’m pleased with how it turned out.  Nothing spectacularly technical here; just some simple arrangements of a couple simple themes.  Nothing as majestic as the original, but – then again – a sequel never is, eh?

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Song: Faith

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Note: A “love” remix of this song can be found here.

I originally wrote this piece as the character theme of a vengeful monk…so take that into consideration when listening. :)

Technically, I don’t know where this fits musically. The main melody isn’t even a melody – it’s a simple chord progression.  The 2nd section is a 4-part harmony (correctly harmonized for the most part), and the final section is distinctly modern.  The instrument mix is all over the place but was designed to be largely “churchy” in nature (hence the organ and choir throughout).  The percussion was added as an afterthought because I felt it added some oomph to the epic sections of the song in a way only percussion can do.

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"Faith" by Tanner Helland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be obtained here.

This site - and its many free downloads - are 100% funded by donations. Please consider a small contribution to fund server costs and to help me support my family. Even $1.00 helps. Thank you!