Intro 4.1. Viewing a pitch contour

To see the pitch contour of an existing sound as a function of time, select a Sound or LongSound object and choose View & Edit. A SoundEditor window will appear on your screen. The bottom half of this window will contain a pitch contour, drawn as a blue line or as a sequence of blue dots. If you do not see the pitch contour, choose Show pitch from the Pitch menu.

To the right of the window, you may see three pitch values, written with blue digits: at the bottom, you see the floor of the viewable pitch range, perhaps 75 Hz; at the top, you see the ceiling of the pitch range, perhaps 600 Hz; and somewhere in between, you see the pitch value at the cursor, or the average pitch in the selection.

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