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I do some weird things with recorded music creating sound tracks.

For example, on “Children” I used three different pieces of music.

The main piece of music has instrumental with it and angelic voices of women. It is a cover by Sandra Turley. It’s 118 BPM and in C major. I changed that to 129 bpm to match the G major Three Dog Night version of “Prayer for the Children.” The piece that is overlaid and causes the most dissonance with the Tabernacle Choirs version in C major and 118 bpm. I change the bpm to 129 to match Three Dog Night.

So I can get all the beats per minute to match just fine or close enough.

I had some other covers but they were in minor keys. So I didn’t use them.

Audacity allows you to change bpm and key.

I measured the clips with an online tool:

But when I open each file in Audacity, it never matches the same reading. So I count the steps difference and relatively increase or decrease the pitch. It never matches. A guessing game.

I would have liked to have gotten all these into C major like the main vocal part.

Prayer Of The Children

by Kurt Bestor

Can you hear the prayer of the children
On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room?
Empty eyes, with no more tears to cry
Turning heavenward, toward the light

Crying, “Jesus, help me
To see the morning light of one more day;
But if I should die before I wake
I pray my soul to take.”

Can you feel the heart of the children
Aching for home, for something of their very own?
Reaching hands, with nothing to hold on to
But hope for a better day, a better day

Crying, “Jesus, help me
To feel the love again in my own land;
But if unknown roads lead away from home
Give me loving arms, away from harm.”

Can you hear the voice of the children
Softly pleading for silence in a shattered world?
Angry guns preach a gospel full of hate
Blood of the innocent on their hands

Crying, “Jesus, help me
To feel the sun again upon my face;
For when darkness clears I know you’re near
Bringing peace again.”