This summer I began to learn Attic Greek. However, I am really confused about the pronunciation, namely the pitch accent that the Greek in that time had. What I have found on accent seems to me to be more about linguistics and explaning the nature of the accent, which is interesting, but useless to learn how to pronounce it.
The textbook that I am using is in English and it merely mentions that in contrast to Greek, which had a pitch accent, English has a stress-accent. It also mentions that for the purposes of learning it might be advisable to simply substitute an English stress accent for the Greek. Now, I know that with ancient languages the pronunciation is reconstructed and that what can be said about it is in a way conjecture, but I would like, so to speak...
My native language is Spanish but it is of no use because it also has a stress-accent. I found that Lithuanian, Sanskrit and Chinese are languages that also use an accent similar to Greek, but I found only material on Sanskrit pronunciation, overall explained slowly and in detail for the uninitiated, but what I found on the accent confuses me as much as what I read about Greek.
I know that if I could only hear this so-called pitch accent I would be able to understand it better. Does anyone know about any audio available out there, for either Greek or Sanskrit or general that illustrates this accents?