Audacity as learning aid

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Audacity as learning aid

Post by pslebow » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:09 am

I've been a low-key Audacity user for a few years. An incredible resource. I'd like to share one use that has helped me immensely with my guitar lessons.
I record the lesson on my iPhone ( I use AudioNotes probably any recording app will do). I then transfer to my laptop - usually an mp3 and open in Audacity. I then listen to segments of the lesson and hit "Cmd-period" whenever the teacher says something significant or demonstrates a passage. This generates entries in a "label track" that I can annotate with descriptions of the event. He also writes notes in a notebook that I can associate with a particular event time in the timeline which I jot besides his notes. If he demonstrates a segment of music, I can quickly set up a looped region and use it as a backing track. I find myself going back to previous lessons when I have time, and getting more out of them as I advance.

I'd be interested in hearing how others use Audacity to help with learning.

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Re: Audacity as learning aid

Post by steve » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:04 pm

Thanks for posting the tips pslebow. If you have more tips, feel free to post them :)
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