How to Install Nootka Classical Score Notation App on Ubuntu

Nootka is free and open source musical notation application for Windows, MacOS, Android and Linux. Using this you can teach or learn classical music notation easily. It helps you to develop your playing and singing skills from a score. It comes with musical notation rules and exercises for practice and to create own sets. It is very helpful tool for guitarists and ear training people. For guitarist, it comes with different kinds of guitars, theirs tuning in natural guitar sound.

Nootka Classical Score Notation App

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Install Nootka On Ubuntu

Lots of options available to install Nootka Score Notation application On Ubuntu. You can do it using portable AppImage, deb package file and Flatpak. In this article we will see one by one.

Install Nootka using Appimage:

First you need to download Nootka Score Notation App universal AppImage file on your ubuntu from the above Nootka Score Notation App download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands one by one.

Note: Here “nootka-2.0.2-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name. You can change below commands based on your file name.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ nootka-2.0.2-x86_64.AppImage

You can also do it via GUI method. Right click on the downloaded .AppImage file and select Properties. Then check the Executable as program option in permission. Close the Window and again right click and select Run to open it.

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run Nootka

Install Nootka using DEB:

Download Nootka deb file from the above Nootka download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now in the terminal application run below command.

sudo apt install ./Downloads/nootka*.deb


sudo apt install ./Downloads/nootka_2.0.2_amd64.deb

Here “nootka_2.0.2_amd64.deb” is the downloaded file name.

Now click the show apps in the Ubuntu dock and type nootka in the search box and click nootka to open it.

Install Nootka using Flatpak:

You need to install and setup flatpak and flathub first. Follow the below tutorial link to install the flatpak on Ubuntu. After the installation restart your system

How to install flatpak on Ubuntu

Now open your terminal app (Ctrl+Atl+T) and run the below command

flatpak install flathub net.sf.nootka

During the installation of Nootka press y and enter when it asked to confirm the installation. Then run Nootka Score Notation App by running the below command in terminal.

flatpak run net.sf.nootka
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