New to forum, to Audacity, to sound stuff in general …
I’m teaching myself to play mandolin- I want to take an audio fiddle tune and break it up by phrase so I can learn each phrase on its own. Basicallly I’d like to be able to break a tune into 3-5 seconds segments of my choosing, play a section so I can write it down, then play the next section, etc etc etc
Is Audacity ‘the right tool’ to do this?
What is such a function called in the RTFM so I can read up on it?
So you aren’t recording anything after you have the tune in Audacity - just playing it?
You can click and drag a selection in the blue waves. SHIFT-click on the green Play button to loop play that section over and over or just click to play the section once. You may want to label the sections http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/label_tracks.html.
You may want to play the tune more slowly - making speed changes in real time as per Transcription Toolbar (affecting pitch) or with Change Tempo Effect (not affecting pitch).
Where are you writing down - on a manuscript using pen and paper? Audacity does not come with built in scores you can write on. For doing that, you should find a version of your tune in MIDI format and use something like MuseScore.
Tip: To make a section repeat over and over, select that section with your mouse, then press shift+spacebar.
that may be just the tool I’m after- will let you know
may come in very handy- thanks
yes- until I find ‘the perfect’ software that will playback Kevin Burke straight into standard notation (better yet, my brain