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Nootka 0.9.6 – Classical Score Notation Teaching Tool

Nootka is a graphical application intended to teach classical score notation.

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Here is the list of features, according to the official homepage:

it has numerous settings to personalize user needs and capabilities
it has an accurate method for detecting sung and played sounds
it has different name-callings of the notes
provides support for scordatures
provides clefs (treble, bass etc) and grand stave
exam mode
level creator

Nootka 0.9.6 RC was released yesterday, fixing several bugs. It’s written in Qt and blends well in KDE.

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Installing Nootka in Ubuntu 13.10

Nootka is included in Ubuntu’s repositories, to install the default version type sudo apt-get install nootka. For the latest version, you can compile and install it from source. To install this latest release in Ubuntu 13.10, follow the next steps, making sure you have the sources repositories enabled:
sudo apt-get build-dep nootka

Download the source tarball from here (direct link), then uncompress it:
tar -xjf nootka-0.9.6-rc2-source.tar.bz2

Change the current working directory to cd nootka-0.9.6-rc2-source, compile and install it:

mkdir -p build
cd build
cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/usr
make
make install

Make sure to have $HOME/usr/bin included in your path, or just run it as $HOME/usr/bin/nootka. Alternatively, you can omit the -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX switch and install it as root inside /usr/local/bin:

mkdir -p build
cd build
cmake
make
sudo make install

Nootka at KDE-Apps.org