By musictheory.net

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-08-30
  • Current Version: 3.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.46 MB
  • Developer: musictheory.net
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 566 Ratings


Tenuto is a collection of 20 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 five musical calculators for accidentals, intervals, 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 • 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 • 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 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 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 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.



  • Couldn't ask for more from a music theory app.

    By SETBoyDG
    First thing you'll notice is the simplicity of the menu. No frills. Gets you right in the action. So much stuff to do without feeling overwhelming. Exercises for keyboard and fretboard. Very fast response, no slow down what so ever. Every exercise I've tried so far has a practice mode and challenge mode. Ear training is fun to use. No complaints whatsoever. Well worth $3.99
  • An Absolute Essential

    By Sinth64
    Tenuto is literally one of the best apps on the App Store. If you are looking to hone your music theory related skills through many different customizable exercises, use this app. It's been a staple of my iPhone for several years. musictheory.net is the leading authority in this field. Thank you for making, improving, and maintaining this indispensable tool.
  • Amazing

    By Imdps519
    Used this app throughout university and it was a life saver! Still helps keep my ear sharp 😉
  • Perfect

    By Sashafiercequeenyonce
    This is literally the best thing ever for music theory kids to practice with
  • Excellent - so easy to customize for any skill goal

    By 333M333
    Wonderful! So many possible ways to use this and to customize it, for any level of skill, and it's so easy and intuitive to navigate the app. I love being able to practice skills when I'm not near my instrument. So well designed - and fun! Only regret is that the app doesn't offer an easy way to keep track of your progress, though you can export individual reports so that's a workaround of sorts. I hope the app offers additional options for logging progress in the future.
  • Fabulous! Suggest new feature

    By Tommer2yardsale
    Really enjoy this app for developing my musicianship. I suggest a new rhythm feature where it plays a percussion instrument for two quarter notes and then you have to choose between patterns of 16th notes and rests for a pattern Tenuto played on the third quarter note.
  • Very helpful, love custom features

    By Ebizabit
    This has been such a helpful app. I'm so pleased that something like this exists. Please add Fretboard Reverse Identification.
  • Not for learning

    By Anebciciwbqbd
    I purchased this app with the intent of learning more music theory and was very disappointed. While it would be great for practicing theory, it doesn't offer any help at all for establishing an initial understanding.
  • Very Helpful

    By Blahblah414
    I've been using this app for over six months now and it has helped me so much with learning music theory for both piano and guitar. My only wish for improvement would be to have an option where the answers could be there until I didn't need them anymore. The way it is now isn't all that helpful for learning and remembering because the revealed answer is only shown for a moment. If you were to fix this I would be very happy because of being able to learn faster.
  • This app is fantastic

    By Bryndo
    A great app for any musician looking to hone their knowledge of theory and practice their aural skills.