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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.

Tenuto App Description & Overview

The applications Tenuto was published in the category Music on 2011-08-30 and was developed by musictheory.net. The file size is 12.57 MB. The current version is 4.1.2 and works well on 9.3 and high ios versions.

• Improves compatibility with new iPad Pro models.
• Fixes an issue in Fretboard Interval Identification where the "Distance Limit" customization would not always work.
• Changes scoring for certain Challenge Mode customizations. When a "Question Limit" is set and "Multiple Attempts" is turned off, any unanswered questions will be counted as incorrect when the challenge ends.

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Tenuto Reviews


The best.  Someone9009  5 star

I would pay extra if we had an option to practice chord progressions (ear training) devs can we make it happen?


Amazing for exercises  Cuppoyy  5 star

Being able to customize the exercises makes this app great for musicians of beginning to experienced theory levels. A++++

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Tenuto  Gene gene the dancin machine  5 star

AMAZING. My music teacher uses this all of the time and it has helped us become better Musicians and has helped us develop our music skills to where we can identify notes on a staff no problem. 👍👍👍😀🎼🎼

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Professionally designed  Yang Shi Wei  5 star

I use this app primarily for learning to read C-clefs as part of my conducting endeavors, and this app has helped me so much with my reading speed. There are so many different modes to train yourself and you can be fully in charge of what you want the challenges to be (time, accidentals, line/space notes etc.)


Absolutely worth the money  jred1413  5 star

So nice to be able to do ear training away from the piano, it’s the little pockets of practice that make you better!


A must have for staff training  anthonyjcwilliams  5 star

If you play music and use a staff, get this app. Highly comprehensive and flexible, you can customize just about any type of exercise you need to help you with music theory. Tenuto means business, happy customer here.


Life CHANGING  tn19177  5 star

Love it!!! So helpful!!!

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Doesn’t teach everything  1 Al  2 star

In the music theory app you begin with “the basics”. But the training starts you off right in the middle. I used other apps that teach about note lengths and time signatures. Aren’t those just as important as the rest?


So close to perfect!  [email protected]@n55  4 star

This is a really helpful app! Great learning tool! Things it needs: 1: Keep screen alive when connected to piano. Disable screen sleep. 2: When connected to a piano, give me a full screen scale! I don’t need the keyboard if it’s connected!


Just Wonderful  JFR70  5 star

I’m an old, highly-educated beginner piano student. Words cannot express how good this app is. If your time and rate of learning are important (of course they are), then you’ll see that this app would be a bargain at 10x the price.


Best App  Cbeesyd  5 star

As a music student this app is fantastic for helping me with my studies. I use it anywhere on the go. Can’t fault it, it’s helped me learn so much.


Music  Gdjdufufh  5 star

. It Helps Me Allot On Piano And Other Music And I Love This App

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Very good  Tez from Oz  5 star

Get it. Comprehensive. Flexible. I use it alongside other apps like "ear trainer" and "right note". Good for guitar and piano. iPad and phone versions are both very good.


Move the play button  CammoCablamo  4 star

Can you please move the replay note button to the right hand side, away from the back button? I have never written a review for anything ever. That's how annoying it is. Otherwise this app rules. Going to use this everyday.


Helpful  Megaji  5 star

Lots of useful utilites here. App works fine on my ipad.


Really good, but...  AuralSex6969  4 star

The only thing I wish could be added is melodic and harmonic minor modes to scale recognition and 6th, 9th, 11th and 13th chord extensions to chord recognition. A melodic dictation section would also be handy Otherwise this is a perfect app for me as a drummer studying music. Quick, easy to use, plenty of options and very helpful! Cheers Tenuto!


Good app for your reading skillz..  Regotron  5 star

Good, clean, intuitive interface for testing your knowledge on strings and keys.. Use it every day!


Great app!  chappodigga  5 star

Very handy and useful app for a studying music student. What would be a helpful expansion on the app would be to include an inversion option for the chord analysis. Still very handy with what is here.


Helping me reach my solfege goals.  Ollieusername  5 star

I love this app. I use it for ear training exercises every day. Each exercise can be modified appropriately to help scaffold your abilities (I'm a relative beginner) and I can see significant improvements in my performance on interval identification, chord identification, and scale identification after only a few weeks. My only criticism -well, it's more of a wish- is that it had cadence identification activities, as that is something I'm also working on, and I'm sure Tenuto would design it 10x better than the other apps I've downloaded for it.

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More improvements for aural  Musical Student  4 star

Hi i was wondering if you could add chord inversions for the aural.


Great application for practicing  Aeather  5 star

This is a great application for practicing notes, chords, keys, and anything else that has to do with piano.

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Incredibly Helpful  Lina C.  5 star

As a beginning music student, it's great to be able to practice key signatures and ear interval identification whenever and wherever I am. Exercises are customizable to my weaknesses. Great stuff.

Perfect Glitch

Awesome  Perfect Glitch  5 star



Awesome  Christian-stone  5 star

Such a useful app, and great to see an update.


Tenuto: My dream come true!  nyu2this  5 star

I sought an app which could drill me and my students in various forms of note identification and ear training, and which works with Voice over. This is it, and I know there's more to come.


Incredible  Smoot39  5 star

Simply incredible app, both for ear training and theory identification stuff! Maybe add minor/major 6 and 9 chords for the exercises? That would make the app perfect!


Perfect  Rdelamat  5 star

The perfect tool for ear training. Period.

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Must Have for Musicians  Фортепиано парень  5 star

This is the first app I've cared to review. It's extremely useful for any student of music, beginner or virtuoso. The exercises are very customizable, so it's extremely useful if you're wanting to focus on a particular skill. For example, if you want to practice hearing the difference between chords, you can customize it so you'll only hear triads. You can also set a challenge mode that will either act like a quiz with a certain number of questions and a final score, or a timed test to see how fast you can answer. I use this app every day and I'm seeing a significant improvement in my knowledge of piano. Music theory was difficult for me, but now that I can learn at my own pace, it's been much easier.


It's very helpful  Tgfvg  4 star

I really like the app, it is very helpful. But it be even better if it also had rhythmic dictation exercises.

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Sir  Stevo Alvarez  5 star

Great app! One of the best for what it is and very plentiful with practice and knowledge. If you don't get this app, you're missing out on a lot.










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