By musictheory.net

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-08-30
  • Current Version: 4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 11.32 MB
  • Developer: musictheory.net
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.4+
Score: 4.74
From 491 Ratings


Tenuto is a collection of 24 highly-customizable exercises designed to enhance your musicality. From recognizing chords on a keyboard to identifying intervals by ear, it has an exercise for you. Tenuto also includes six musical calculators for accidentals, intervals, scales, chords, analysis symbols, and twelve-tone matrices. A short description of the exercises and calculators follows. For a full list of all available customizations, visit the "Developer Website" link on this page or open http://tenuto.link/features/ in your web browser. –––––– • Note Identification • Key Signature Identification • Interval Identification • Scale Identification • Chord Identification Tap the button corresponding to the written staff line. For example: if shown a C, E, and G with a sharp; tap the "Augmented Triad" button. –––––– • Note Construction • Key Signature Construction • Interval Construction • Scale Construction • Chord Construction Construct the specified label by moving notes and/or adding accidentals. For example: if shown a C and an "Augmented 4th" label, move the second note to F and add a sharp. –––––– • Keyboard Reverse Identification Tap the piano key corresponding to the written note on the staff. While similar to Note Identification, this exercise uses a piano keyboard rather than note name buttons. • Keyboard Note Identification • Keyboard Interval Identification • Keyboard Scale Identification • Keyboard Chord Identification Tap the button corresponding to the highlighted piano key(s). If the C and G keys are highlighted, tap the "P5" (Perfect 5th) button. –––––– • Fretboard Note Identification • Fretboard Interval Identification • Fretboard Scale Identification • Fretboard Chord Identification Tap the button corresponding to the marked fretboard position(s). If the 2nd fret of the D string is marked, tap the "E" button. –––––– • Keyboard Ear Training • Note Ear Training Listen to the played reference and question notes. Select the piano key or note button corresponding to the question note. • Interval Ear Training • Scale Ear Training • Chord Ear Training Tap the button corresponding to the played notes. If E and F are played, tap the "Minor 2nd" button. –––––– • Accidental Calculator Display the accidental for a note and key. • Interval Calculator Display the interval for a note, type, and key. • Chord Calculator Display the scale for a tonic and scale type. • Chord Calculator Display the chord for a note, type, and key. • Analysis Calculator Display the chord for a symbol and key. • Matrix Calculator Display the twelve-tone matrix for a specified tone row.


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No 9th or 11th chords?

This app is decent for ear training and maybe discovering new chords (as a beginner). That said, as many others have pointed out in the reviews for an actual decade, it does not provide explanations for anything. It really doesn’t teach except to be able to recognize intervals and chords etc. It’s like having an encyclopedia but with only images. There’s no explanation or details saying why that image is there, and what it’s used for. Additionally, why are there no 9th or 11th chords? And it would be very nice to add inversions as well. Please, considering this is $5, make some improvements to this because it has so much potential!
By Scooter37

Best music theory app ever

Hands down the best music theory app I’ve ever seen. Worth every penny. I recommend Tenuto to all my students.
By BroSnizzle

Absolutely BEST app for music majors

Idk why I’m just now writing a review for this app as I’ve had it for years lol but this is the only thing that kept me going in my music degree. It helped me immensely with music theory and ear training classes. I even double checked my work in this app using the calculators. I recommend this app to anyone I come across who is a musician or music major. Best app ever, I don’t know if I could live without it!!
By Hannality


Pretty dope app… I wish they had ear training for different chord progressions, have a great day!
By Happyplate

Great Drills for Dyslexic Musicians

Tenuto harmonic/melodic staff interval drills are improving sight reading speed despite (word/note) tracking issues related to dyslexia. Awesome app!
By BuffaloShrimp

Can use daily without being discouraged

I tried a couple of free ear training apps and found them frustrating and discouraging. I won’t say it’s fun but it doesn’t turn me off of the process of ear training.
By xjoshbrown

Great app

This is a real winner. Very useful for musicality in all areas. Thank you.
By Jeffnva


Simple “Perfect”
By Soroush2003

Lost audio

This app has been a great help for some of my students, however, it has lost its ability to sound audio when using some of the reverse note identifiers. Any help would certainly raise the review!
By xr0adie

Need this

As you progress in music literacy, you being to realize how important this app is.
By rayyyrom

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