Decoding to notes

I’ve got some simple recordings that are single quarter notes played in sequence. Is there a plugin that can decode this into notes? I noticed that the Effect “Change Pitch” decodes to a note, but that would require a lot of work to do a complete song.

Beyond that I do have other songs that are guitar notes played quickly. This would be more difficult to do with the change pitch tool.

Does the plot spectrum tool do this? Is there a tutorial for it? I notice that it decodes frequencies to specific notes (eg F#3), but it’s more complicated than I can figure out through guess work.

There is a really painful way to do that in the spectrum analyzer, but you probably wouldn’t want to do it for hundreds of notes.

Here’s the problem…

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/piano_G1.jpg

That’s one piano note. The richer the timbre of the instrument, the harder it is to pick out the fundamental note.

Koz