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<h1 style="text-align: right">...to play scores</h1>


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  **Nootka** */nuːtka/* is an application that helps understand the basics of music notation.  
  For sight reading and practice of playing musical scores.  

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  ​Long story short: the user plays notes (melody) displayed by the app,  
  which then in real time checks if the notes was played correctly.  
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  The application is free and open source.  
  It works under Windows, Linux, Mac and Android...  

  [https://nootka.sourceforge.io](https://nootka.sourceforge.io/)
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### Features
- interactive interface to discover the rules of musical notation
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- exercises where user can play or may guess a note on a score or its name
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- possibility to create own rules for exercises
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- importing melodies from musicXML file format - creating exercises based on them
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- accurate method for detecting sung and played sounds and melodies
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- natural sound of supported instruments
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- clefs (treble, bass and others) and grand stave
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- analyze of results (charts)
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- different kinds of guitars, ukulele and theirs tuning
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- also support for piano, bandoneon and saxophones (experimental)
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- built-in metronome
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- Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Slovenian and Russian translations
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Download and Installation
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Here is [download page](https://nootka.sourceforge.io/index.php/download/)  
But **Nootka** is available in installers of many Linux distributions.  
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[![Packaging status](https://repology.org/badge/vertical-allrepos/nootka.svg)](https://repology.org/project/nootka/versions)  
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Also in [Google Play Store](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sf.nootka)


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Testing nightly builds
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Nightly builds for testing next Nootka releases:  
  Linux AppImage, MacOs bundle, Windows installer  
  [Hosted on SourceForge](https://sourceforge.net/projects/nootka/files/Testing/)
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Compilation from sources
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- [detailed instruction](https://nootka.sourceforge.io/index.php/2017/05/05/compiling-from-sources/)
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Help
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- [Help topics](https://nootka.sourceforge.io/index.php/help)

- [Bug tracker](https://sourceforge.net/p/nootka/bugs/)

- [Feature request](https://sourceforge.net/p/nootka/feature-requests/)



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Translations
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  Help to translate Nootka. [Read more about...](https://www.opencode.net/seelook/nootka/blob/master/lang/how-to-translate.md)
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Contributing
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  See, maybe you can help. [Read more...](https://www.opencode.net/seelook/nootka/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md)
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