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 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.

What’s New

Version 4.1.2

• 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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Pournepasva ,

Great app

All around great app, the only issue I'm currently finding is in not being able to have chords played melodically in the chord calculator window. Besides that, this app is worth every penny.

vladflip ,

Missing dominant 7th in minor keys

Hey! I love your app! There is one thing I would like to be fixed though. When you practice chords with level 1 (no accidentals) you only get dominant chords in major keys. As we know dominant 7th in minor keys have one accidental, so the level 1 doesn’t show it obviously. But when you set the level 2, not only you get the dominant chords in minor keys, but also all other dominant chords from the entire circle of fifth! Because with accidentals you can basically build any chord.

Also, a related problem, the 7th chords you display do not correspond to the key signature. For example: I’ve got a key with one sharp (either g major or e minor) and for that key the C7 dominant chords was displayed! It’s the one which has one flat accidental, which resolves to F major or f minor, and is not a dominant 7th of a key with one sharp.

I believe, the level two accidentals should only include harmonic/melodic minor keys accidentals. And they should only correspond to the key signature displayed. Please give us a way to practice dominant 7th chords in minor keys without having all the other dominant chords. I will change the rating as soon as it fixed! Thanks!

Stealthus ,

Not for guitar

It does not work well for guitar. Keeps going back to piano settings, even in middle of testing.

Developer Response ,

Can you provide details of which exercise you are using and what exactly you mean by "piano settings"? Is it possible that you configured one ear trainer to use guitar sounds but kept the other ear trainers on piano? Thanks!


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Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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