Tenuto 4+

Theory exercises and tools


    • $6.99



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.

What’s New

Version 4.2

• Adds support for Dark Mode. In Dark Mode; menus, dialogs, and settings have a dark appearance. Large white areas, such as the background of music notation or piano white keys, are dimmed.
• Raises the location of answer buttons on certain devices to better align with the system keyboard.
• Fixes an audio lag issue when using certain Bluetooth headphones.
• Fixes various minor layout issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Ahmed H. ,

Perfect for the intermediate musician

This app is perfect if you already have a working knowledge of basic to intermediate music theory. Between sight reading training, ear training, chord identification, and more, it’s a perfect set of drills to help keep yourself sharp. I’ve been doing a handful of drills every morning for 30 minutes and can already feel the effects in my playing, composing, and arranging.

Best of all, there’s no ridiculous subscription model - you’re one and done, no ads, no locked extra content.

Folks giving this 1 star may be looking for a beginner app, which this is not remotely trying to be and shouldn’t be judged as.

Scfetynnbcdrhj ,

I think good

I can’t speak of the app on its own but I’ve learned more on their website in 15 minutes than I have listening to hours of audiobooks. Music theory is such a dry subject I was considering a different hobby all together. Looks like I’ll keep at it 🤓

zackarylefebvre ,

The app is perfect but missing something important

Aside from what I'm about to say, the app is amazing, the best really.

But you should be able to see how often you get any given thing wrong, and with what you confuse it with. This would be a tremendously good tool for everyone. If you always confuse the same two intervals together for example, then just practice the two until the problem is solved.

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