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

4.7 out of 5
359 Ratings

359 Ratings

ACLU Att'y ,

Umm, Cb is a "thing"

First, "themanchicken," as a professional pianist & pedagogue I want to let you know [very sweetly—& I'm certain *you* know a lot of other stuff better than I do] that Cb [C-flat] is, indeed, a "thing"! (It occurs fairly often, actually, in standard literature—especially, say, in the <gasp!> KEY of Cb MAJOR! It can be found as an "accidental" [which, just in case your terminology isn't strong yet, doesn't mean someone accidentally wrote it in or anything—it's a term of art] in other keys, and of course, it's enharmonic with [has the same sound, as a single pitch, as] B. BTW, Fb is also a thing—same idea.) 😉

Okay. This is the only music theory app I suggest to students, and even I [one who's been doing this "music performance thing," etc., a *really* long time] use its calculators at times. As well, there've been occasions when I've brushed up on some [relatively advanced!—this is a great app] theory with it.

So, if you think a music theory app will help you, and you have the $4 to spend, just get this one. —Poppy A.

sad9gues0gw ,

Great customizable practice and quizzes

I am a beginner music theory student. From my experience, this app can be used for beginners on to practice theory learned elsewhere. It does not include theory lessons but instead contains many different kinds of customizable testing and practice tools. Some of the tools are not configured for beginners, (or perhaps simply not configured is a better description), and can be overwhelming if you just start using them out of the box. You can simply change the parameters to fit your skill level. There are a number of different tools for practicing notation reading, keyboard and fretboard identification, ear training, and more.
For me as a self study music theory student this is really an excellent tool, which I imagine will remain useful as I continue to get more and more advanced. My thanks to the developers for being so thoughtful, this is a really helpful app for me and I expect one of the best practice tools for music theory learners.

_speedygonzalez4_ ,

An App Worthy to be on Every Phone!

I’m not new to Tenuto as I purchased the app shortly after its original release years ago in order to keep practicing the skills I gained during my undergrad music studies. As a professional musician and guitar teacher now, I thought I’d finally leave a review for this magnificent app that is simply invaluable to anyone who is striving to become a well-rounded musician.

If you are a musician, fledgling artist, music student at any level, get this app! The training you can put yourself through by adding a few minutes of ear training or sightreading training to your practice routine will be invaluable - you’ll really be on top of your game in theoretical knowledge, when playing with others, etc. It’s the real deal!

As I continue using it in my routine, I always find it useful and recommend it to all of my students. It’s an app truly worthy to stay on your phone, unlike many other throwaway apps.

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