is a software application that was developed specifically to aid people in learning classical score notations and practice your classical, electric or bass guitar skills.
The installation process does not pose any kind of issues, while the interface is quite simple and clean. It encloses several buttons, a pane in which to display the notes you are playing on a score, as well as an interactive guitar fingerboard.
It becomes clear that all types of users can easily work with Nootka as there are plenty of explanations in each window, the GUI is intuitive and there are several wizards you can take advantage of to set up various parameters.
First and foremost, you should know that you can easily choose the type of guitar you want to play on (classical, electric or bass). With the help of the aforementioned interactive guitar fingerboard picture, you can easily play the guitar, while in real time, this program is going to display the note you used on a music score.
Aside from that, you can also start several kinds of incorporated exercises using different levels, as well as try to pass the built-in exams. It is also possible to create your own levels, and save them to the utility.
Statistics pertaining to your exam results can also be brought up in a separate window, along with a graphical representation of your evolution, so that you can clearly see how you have handled yourself until a certain point in time. Items in this analysis can be ordered by mistake, question type, accidentals, key signature, note pitch and question number.
The system’s performance is not going to be hindered at all, as CPU and memory usage is low at all times, while the response time is good. The interface you come across is suitable to all types of users and we did not come by any kind of issues in our tests.
All in all, Nootka proves to be an efficient piece of software, dedicated to those that want to practice their guitar playing skills or who are just learning how to play it.