Visual Studio Code

A bit left field this question but here goes.
I want to debug some Python code working on my PI which is working as a Media Player, I did not write the code but I do roughly understand it. The code does 90% of what is needed and just needs a tweak and I hoped that VSC would enable me to watch some debug prints to catch where it is not doing what it should. The ‘fault’ is that it collects the Current Song (title) from MPD (Volumio and Internet Radio) for the first song but not subsequent ones. It works perfectly for the titles of Flacs played from my network drive.
I chose VSC because it had lots of YouTube vids describing similar things but having watched several they either don’t match what I want or are in a tech language I don’t understand.
Can anybody help me get going?