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 574 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.



  • Very Cool

    By hs5vTqhO7P
    I use this app daily due to its ease of use and variety of ear training programs. Can just whip it out whenever a moment and work on my ear on the go. Would love to see an exercise on recognizing chord patterns, similar to tonedear.com!
  • Struggling With Music? This will help.

    By :Amy:
    Countless practice identifying notes, key signatures, and ear training. Not just for piano but also Banjo, Ukelele, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin...etc. I feel like I'm playing a game for music theory. It's great!
  • Amazing App

    By Big Henry
    I'm not a teacher, but I love using this app to keep my ear training sharp. Also the guitar fretboard exercise is AWESOME. The ability to improve your guitar skills without a guitar in your hand is such a valuable resource. Only adjustment I would make is have the user name specific chords on the chord fretboard exercise, not just chord types. And add bass and mandolin/violin :)
  • Exactly what I needed

    By iAmTheWhale
    simple, intuitive, fully featured, stable. No fuss, no ads, just an easy way to learn music. <3
  • Great for all levels

    By CollegeProfLL
    I've taught college-level Music Theory (several levels of proficiency from beginner to advanced) for years, including Ear-Training, etc., and this is a wonderful app for my students for all types of practice, including the advanced levels. One of my favorite things is the Customize feature: you can choose even fairly "obscure" elements such as Tenor Clef and "accidentals of doom" as well as all types of Scale, Chord and Interval Ear-Training (incl. Modes and various 7th chords) which typically are left off the less professional teaching aids. (MusicTheory.net is a great online resource, also). Both thumbs up!
  • 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.