minimizing dynamic volume differences mp3 playback

Learning how to use Audacity to edit my new podcast series; awesome tool. This question is re. pre-recorded commercial music. How can I best make adjustments so volume fluctuations are much narrower in mp3 music files? Playing classical music or even Bowie while going to sleep, certain passages cannot be heard and others play too loudly. Would I use Normalization?

Not “Normalization”. The effect you need is called “dynamics compression”, more commonly known as just “compression”. See: Compressor - Audacity Manual

thank you! that indeed looks to be what is needed; will give it a try :smiley: