AAWM 2016 Praat Tutorial

Hello AAWM! Here you can find resources to follow along with the AAWM workshop Using a Computer to Transcribe Monophonic Melodies: An Introduction to Praat Speech Analysis Software. There are only two steps to get ready:

  1. Download Praat
  2. Download Sound Files

That's it! Easy.

If you would like, you can also download the tutorial I've prepared, for reference. (Word or PDF)


Step 1: Download Praat

For Mac OS:

Installing on most Apple machines is straightforward:

  1. Click the link above to download a .dmg file
  2. Once the file is downloaded, double-click to open
  3. Copy the Praat application to your Applications folder (you'll know Praat by its truly remarkable icon)

Detailed instructions are available on the Praat website.

Finished? Move on to step 2: Download Sound Files

For Windows:

Installing on most Windows machines is straightforward:

  1. Click the link above to download a .zip file
  2. Once the file is downloaded, double-click to open
  3. Copy the Praat.exe or Praat program to wherever you like (you'll also know Praat by its truly remarkable icon)

Detailed instructions are available on the Praat website.

Finished? Move on to step 2: Download Sound Files

For Linux:

Finished? Move on to step 2: Download Sound Files

Praat is available for other operating systems, too: versions for FreeBSD, SGI, Solaris, HPUX, as well as the source code are all available through the website: http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/.

Step 2: Download Sound Files

I've created a pack of Sample Sound Files for following along with the tutorial. Click here to download (or right-click and select 'Save Link As...').

Opening the sound package is straightforward on most machines:

  1. Click the link above to download a .zip file
  2. Once the file is downloaded, double-click to open
  3. Copy the sound files to wherever you like (though remember where you put them!)

Hey, you're done! Now join in the tutorial!

I’d like to say a special thanks to the friends and colleagues who provided sample recordings. Please check them out and support their excellent work!

Other Resources

Here are links to a few helpful resources mentioned in the workshop: