One of the Editors in Praat, for viewing and modifying a Pitch object.

What the Pitch editor shows

In the window of the PitchEditor, you will see the following features:

Moving the marks

To move the cursor hair or the beginning or end of the selection, use the time selection mechanism.

Changing the path

To change the path through the candidates manually, click on the candidates of your choice. The changes will immediately affect the Pitch object that you are editing. To make a voiced frame voiceless, click on the voicelessness bar.

To change the path automatically, choose Path finder... from the Edit menu; this will have the same effect as filling in different values in the Sound: To Pitch (ac)... command window, but is much faster because the candidates do not have to be determined again.


To hum any part of the pitch contour, click on one of the buttons below or above the data area (there can be 1 to 8 of these buttons), or use a Play command from the View menu.

Changing the ceiling

To change the ceiling, but not the path, choose Change ceiling... from the Edit menu; if the new ceiling is lower than the old ceiling, some formerly voiced frames may become unvoiced; if the new ceiling is higher than the old ceiling, some formerly unvoiced frames may become voiced.

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