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Tenuto app for iPhone and iPad


4.0 ( 1040 ratings )
Music Education
Developer: musictheory.net
3.99 USD
Current version: 4.0.2, last update: 3 weeks ago
First release : 30 Aug 2011
App size: 12.66 Mb

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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

Pros and cons of Tenuto app for iPhone and iPad

Tenuto app good for

A very, very good application.I am a music teacher and musician and recommend it to everybody. Thank you very much to the all team of musitheory.
If you want to improve your ear skills, thats the software to download.
Awesome exercize app! Only "Reverse Fretboard exercize" for guitar would be great. All thumbs up!
Large array of different trainings. Extremely flexible. Nice user interface.
Many different exercises. The best app i have found in the appstore. Nice simple design. I like it very much!
The app has the quality that youd expect from musictheory.ney.

Some bad moments

it says its compatible with my ipod touch but when i went to senc it says it not. @_@
Good for practicing what you already know, horrible for learning what you dont, if youre a beginner , I dont see it being useful, Id recommend finding something that teaches you first and then you can use something like this to practice what you already know. Or if youre teaching someone and want to quiz them, because this is essentially an app for quizzing, not learnin If Im being completely honest Im feeling like I was fooled by all the " 5 star " reviews, I suspect a lot of them may be fake or posted by the developer.
There are no instructions here! ZERO.As a beginner, Im randomly touching things and getting wrong answers. Cant figure out how it works or what the goal of any exercise is. Disappointing, waste of time and of my $3.99. I want a refund!
Train your ear, sharpen your sight reading, master your scales, and much more!
Ive been diving into music theory lately, and this app has more than enough features to really practice and reinforce everything Im learning. 100% recommended.
I love this app because I can take it on the go. I think this is really good for all musicians that want to train. I personally use this on my iPad, iPhone to memorize key signatures, intervals, and more. I think this app is worth the money if you intend to use it often because it will help a lot.