For documenting and practicing music/ recitation styles, I wanted the kind of pitch analysis I see in this tweet: https://twitter.com/pattaprateek/status/1187095197911404545

How do I get something like that in Audacity? (The spectrogram view, where my octave looks as shown below, is a step in the right direction, but not as good/ clear). enter image description here


Take a look at Praat which has spectral and pitch analysis built in.

Here is a video explaining how this is done.


Which version of audacity? AFAIK audacity can not do that. There may be some VST plug ins you could get to do it.

It is unclear to me how praat could be used for your problem. https://www.asc.ohio-state.edu/demarneffe.1/LING5050/material/Praat.pdf

And it is still an external ap you would have to figure out how to use it. OTOH speech analysis of formants could give a spectrogram readout like you show.

You might do better with some sort of FFT to analyse your frequencies inside audacity.

  • There are lots of tutorials available on using Praat for pitch analysis if you are unsure. FFT doesn't help with pitch analysis, only frequency spectrum analysis. – Mark Dec 7 '19 at 10:43
  • @Mark - When I was in grad skl we used FFT for spectrum analysis. There may be tutorials on praat but it is still another program and needs to be made to work with audacity per the OP as they explicitly stated. Downvoting a valid answer is silly. – edwina oliver Dec 7 '19 at 14:39
  • Of course you use FFT for spectrum analysis. The OP doesn't want spectrum analysis, they want Pitch Analysis. It's not the same thing. The OP cannot do pitch analysis inside of Audacity. Praat is a too that is designed specifically for speech analysis. It's exactly what they need to do the job. Furthermore that image in the OP is more than likely a screenshot of one of the Praat analysis output windows. – Mark Dec 8 '19 at 2:35
  • Furthermore, your answer isn't an answer. To summarise... "Can't do it In Audacity, maybe plugins, I don't understand Praat, use FFT to analyse frequencies". You havn't answered the question at all. No part of your answer tells the OP how to achieve a pitch analysis. Not a valid answer. – Mark Dec 8 '19 at 2:38
  • It told him it could not be done with audacity. Using a plug in is totally different. – edwina oliver Dec 19 '19 at 21:44

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