As you begin editing in Audacity, you'll need to review your changes, and make sure that your recording sounds exactly the way that you want it to. Here's the basics on playback, rewinding, fast forwarding, selecting, magnifying, and adjusting project views in Audacity.
You'll become very familiar with your audio track as you listen to, and edit it. After each change, you'll likely want to play it back to make sure that it sounds just right. To play back the track (or a portion of it), simply click on the Play button.
Not hearing playback?
It's possible that you're stuck at the end of your audio track. Click on the Skip to Start button move to the beginning of the timeline, and then click on the Play button.
As you begin your edit, you'll play back your audio track many times over, as you adjust and make changes to get it just right. Try listening to the playback on headphones, as well as separately on a set of external speakers. All of this playback on...